Kintla Peak

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Kintla Peak
Agassiz Glacier 2005.jpg
Kintla Peak at right over Agassiz Glacier
Elevation 10,106 ft (3,080 m)[1] NAVD 88
Prominence 4,401 ft (1,341 m)[1]
Location Flathead County, Montana, U.S.
Range Livingston Range
Coordinates 48°56′38″N 114°10′16″W / 48.94389°N 114.17111°W / 48.94389; -114.17111Coordinates: 48°56′38″N 114°10′16″W / 48.94389°N 114.17111°W / 48.94389; -114.17111[2]
Topo map USGS Kintla Peak, MT
Easiest route Scramble (Class 3/4), often some snow

Kintla Peak (10,106 feet / 3,080 metres) is located in the Livingston Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[3] Kintla Peak is the tallest mountain in the Livingston Range and the third tallest in Glacier National Park.[1] The mountain is in the remote northwest corner of the park and requires a hike of almost 15 miles (24 km) from the nearest road just to reach the base of the mountain. The Agassiz Glacier lies below the mountain to the southeast.

Kintla Peak is notable for its large rise above local terrain; nearby Upper Kintla Lake is only 4,370 feet (1,330 m) in elevation. (Kintla Peak's northern neighbor Kinnerly Peak has an even more dramatic drop to Upper Kintla Lake.) This helps make Kintla "the most arduous climb in the northwest section of the park".[4] The standard route is the Southeast Ridge Route, from the Agassiz Glacier basin. This route has a long approach and a large total vertical gain, and involves rock scrambling up to Class 4, in addition to some climbing on snow, depending on the season. Other routes include the East Ridge, West Face, and Upper North Face routes.

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  1. ^ a b c "Kintla Peak, Montana". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Kintla Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Kintla Peak, Montana" (Map). TopoQuest (USGS Quad). Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Edwards, J. Gordon (January 1, 1991). A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park. Guilford CT: Falcon Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-87842-177-7.