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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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MONTANA

Granite Peak

12,807 feet (NAVD88)

 

WHO - Only Serious Highly Accomplished Rock Climbers, used to EXPOSURE.

 

WHAT - Height Rank # 10

             Difficulty Rank # 3

 

DIFFICULTY # Level 4 - Serious technical mountain climb, considerable exposure, ice & snow involved, ropes & helmets are necessary.

 

WHEN - July/August - A full moon would also be helpful.

 

WHERE - Latitude -  45 deg. 10 min. N  

              Longitude - 109 deg. 38 min. W

NE of Yellowstone National Park; in Custer National Forest in S. Central Montana near the Wyoming Border about 125 mi. SW of Billings, MT

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite_Peak-Northwest_Peak

 

WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

Less Crowded than National Parks

A compelling Bucket List item

Other things to see in the Vicinity - East of Billings is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (General Armstrong Custer's "Last Stand.")

Always Leave the HP better than it was found.

 

For some people:

 

APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

HOW - Mountaineering gear and time (give yourself 6 days) to pack in and out safely. 

COMMENTS: https://youtu.be/uiNNnYbw2Eg  After watching this 45 minute YouTube video, I reversed a lot of planning and decided to take this one off my list - (after all I am 75 and have a dropfoot which compromises the safety factor on this type climbing).