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Fri, Jul 29 2016 - Great Northern Mountain (View Original Event Details)

Coordinator(s): Joe Grabowski
Participants:Joe Grabowski, Dean Stensland, Guy Dean Bateman, Della Somwaru, Alda Sigvaldason, Steve Muller, Tim Anderson


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Write Up:
Seven GMS'ers started up the incredibly steep climbers trail for Great Northern at 9 am. Temps were mild in the shade and the pace was easy going. Once above tree line impressive views of the mountain open up. Great Northern dominates the immediate surrounding peaks. As one gains elevation a panoramic view opens up as one can see south to Swan and Holland Peaks, east to Old Baldy and Rocky Mountain, and north to Cleveland and Kintla as well as west to the Cabinets and the Missions. The route takes on an alpine feel as you pass above and next to the Stanton Glacier. The group moved past the awkward crux and summited 15 minutes later. Along on the climb were Della Somwaru, Guy Dean Bateman, Alda Sigvaldason, Steve Muller, Dean Stensland, our esteemed GMS week planner Tim Anderson and your winter planner Joe-ski. Thanks everyone for a great day on a great peak. Special thanks to Tim for helping me out as tail gunner on the ascent.



Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album? Please forward them to Tim Anderson at twamontana@gmail.com. Please note that we prefer to receive the photos in approximately 640x480 or 750x500 pixels - do NOT send original high-res photos. If you have a LOT of photos, please submit up to twenty of your favorites (only) for a day event, or up to forty of your favourites for a multi-day event. Thank you.




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