Mount Wilbur (Montana)

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Mount Wilbur
Swiftcurrent Lake and Mount Wilbur.jpg
Mount Wilbur rises in the west, beyond Swiftcurrent Lake
Highest point
Elevation 9,326 ft (2,843 m) [1]
Prominence 2,136 ft (651 m) [1]
Parent peak Mount Gould[1]
Listing Mountains in Glacier County, Montana
Coordinates 48°48′20″N 113°44′21″W / 48.80556°N 113.73917°W / 48.80556; -113.73917Coordinates: 48°48′20″N 113°44′21″W / 48.80556°N 113.73917°W / 48.80556; -113.73917[2]
Geography
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Many Glacier, MT
Climbing
First ascent 1923 (Norman Clyde)[1]
Easiest route Climb, class 4

Mount Wilbur (9,326 feet (2,843 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[3] Plainly visible from the region of Many Glacier, the peak rises over 4,500 feet (1,372 m) above Swiftcurrent Lake and is a steep pyramid on three sides. The west slopes of the peak join to ridges along the continental divide. Much of the climbing routes are rated at class 4 to 5, with some only used once. The sedimentary rock of the mountains makes for often poor anchoring points and enhances the difficulty.[4] A cirque on the north slopes of the mountain shelter Iceberg Lake, a popular hiking destination from Many Glacier.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Wilbur, Montana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mount Wilbur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Many Glacier, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mount Wilbur". SummitPost. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). Plan Your Visit. National Park Service. Retrieved October 4, 2014.