Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Climbing Every 10k Peak in Glacier National Park

We always love to read stories about how Glacier National Park inspires people. This piece in our local paper – the Flathead Beacon – is a great one about Andy Zimet and his quest to climb every 10,000 foot peak in the giant Glacier Park.
From the article:
“Between 1991 and 2009, Zimet skied five of Glacier’s 10,000-foot mountains. More often than not, this required long hikes, steep climbs and even traversing lakes and rivers. Yet one peak eluded him: Mount Kintla. But like old legend suggests, he couldn’t escape.”

from Flathead Beacon - Courtesy Andy Zimet

There’s nothing like Glacier to inspire someone to come back again and again. Last year, Zimet finally completed his quest:
“After a long hike, camping out at the base and then climbing at dawn, he was finally about to finish his “project” the way he wanted. For 45 minutes, he sat at the top and took it all in. Then, when the moment was right, he put on his skies and headed down.”

What’s your Glacier National Park inspiration?

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