• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Website and Webcam issues

    There may be some interruptions in service on our website and webcams due to changes of our website. We will be getting everything up and running as soon as we can.

Hiker in Glacier National Park Suffers Fatal Climbing Accident

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: August 22, 2009
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406-888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. - Glacier National Park officials are saddened by the loss of a park visitor Saturday, August 22, 2009. Details are still being gathered, but it appears that a male climbing below Ahern Pass near Helen Lake east of the Continental Divide fell some fifty feet around 2 p.m. Saturday. Another hiker in the area spotted the victim, climbed down to him, and found that the climbing accident had been fatal. People with the second hiker made their way to the Granite Park Chalet and reported the incident.

Saturday evening, Minuteman Aviation pf West Glacier, will transport the victim plus two family members that were hiking with the victim from the scene of the accident. Additional details will be released as they become available.


- NPS-

Did You Know?

Beargrass

Did you know that once Beargrass blooms and then dies, a new stalk will bloom 5-10 years after that?