Swiftcurrent Mountain and North Swiftcurrent Glacier

As seen from the Continental Divide along the South Iceberg Peak route (heading away from Iceberg Peak).

Glacier National Park, MT-- July 2008

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distressbark

distressbark - Dec 11, 2009 5:52 pm - Voted 10/10

still a glacier?

unfortunately, i think North Swiftcurrent has been declassified? any idea if there's an up-to-date database that lists the current and former glaciers within the park?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 11, 2009 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: still a glacier?

I seem to recall hearing that, too, though I'm not sure. When writing the disappearing glaciers page, I tried to find an updated list of the "current" glaciers but was not successful.

distressbark

distressbark - Dec 15, 2009 12:24 pm - Voted 10/10

thanks

for your input. if i happen across said information, i'll be sure to share it with you.

distressbark

distressbark - Dec 15, 2009 12:43 pm - Voted 10/10

may be of interest

an interesting article discssing glacier retreat throughout the park. the most recent date they cite is 1995, so it's not the most up-to-date information, but nonetheless provides some very interesting data about the park.

http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/files/norock/products/GCC/SattelliteAtlas_Key_02.pdf.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 17, 2009 9:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: may be of interest

That was an interesting read. Thanks!

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