Mount Wilbur (Montana)

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Mount Wilbur
Mount Wilbur.jpg
East face of Mount Wilbur
Highest point
Elevation9,326 ft (2,843 m) [1]
Prominence2,136 ft (651 m) [1]
Parent peakMount Gould[1]
ListingMountains in Glacier County, Montana
Coordinates48°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
Mount Wilbur is located in Montana
Mount Wilbur
Mount Wilbur
Location in Montana
Mount Wilbur is located in the US
Mount Wilbur
Mount Wilbur
Location in the United States
LocationGlacier County, Montana, U.S.
Parent rangeLewis Range
Topo mapUSGS Many Glacier, MT
Climbing
First ascent1923 (Norman Clyde)[1]
Easiest routeClimb, 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]

Mount Wilbur rises above Swiftcurrent Lake
Mount Gould, Grinnell Point and Mount Wilbur left to right beyond Swiftcurrent Lake

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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.