The truth is that glacier climbing isn’t as popular as it could be because a lot of people don’t know too much about it. If you like hikes during the winter, this is something that you should definitely try. There are a lot of trails and for sure you will find some that will seem suitable for you.
If you are looking for an easier climb, this is the one to consider. Besides the mount itself, you can also enjoy views of the Bird Woman Falls. This will be a non-stressful climb and you will be very glad you did it once you reach the top.
This is a great trail for the beginners or those who simply wish to enjoy a “walk” on the glaciers. The trail itself is easy to reach since it is located only one and a half miles from the Logan Pass Visitor Center, which you can reach by car as well, so you won’t have a very tiresome day.
In case you are ready for a bigger challenge, here’s one for you: Blackfoot Mountain. For this climb you will require crampons and ice ax along with ropes. You have to look out for the hidden crevices because they can turn out to be quite dangerous. The biggest challenge of the climb is the 60 foot ice wall.
This is the fifth highest peak of the Glacier National Park. The north face of the mount is one of the highest of the U.S. and it has been climbed only twice. However, it is a lot easier to climb the west side, even if you aren’t a pro glacier climber.
The climbers considering themselves pros might want to give this trail a shot. It is especially difficult to climb because of the old rock formations that tend to crumble. On the other side of the mount there are some even more difficult climbs for those seeking a true challenge.
Swift Current Pass
This is another one of the toughest trails of the region, but the scenery is worth the trouble. While climbing, you will pass a waterfall and three lakes. Once you reach the top, you will have a view of six lakes and you will also see Swift Current Glacier.
Choose the trails that it the most suitable for your experience and your sense for adventure and try as many as you can.