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Book Recounts 1959 Earthquake That Probably Killed Granite Climber

Larry Morris has published a book about the August 17, 1959 7.5 Yellowstone earthquake that killed 28. A climber on Granite who is believed to have been buried in an avalanche. His body has never been recovered and he is … Continue reading

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2 Rescues in 2 Weeks on Borah

Kenneth Lissner of Tampa was airlifted from Borah on Wedneday, August 10 after he used his satellite phone to report he was hypothermic at 12:30 a.m. Two Bear Air Rescue from Kalispell, Montana picked him up at 6:15 a.m. and … Continue reading

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15 Air Force Related Climbers on Granite in USAFsummits 50 Highpoint Challenge

15 members and civilians from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base attempted Granite Peak on August 4-6 as the part of the USAF Summits 50 Highpoint Challenge.

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19-Year Old Granite Peak Climber in Critical Condition

Thomas Craig Pfeifle, 19, of Rapid City, was airlifted near the summit of Granite Peak on Monday, August 8, following an accident and is in critical condition after being moved to Seattle. He was rescued at 12,200 feet of the … Continue reading

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Poll Does Not Rank Granite Peak as One of Montana’s Seven Greatest Natural Wonders

Despite a write in attempt, Granite Peak failed to make the list of Montana’s Seven Greatest Natural Wonders. The list said: 7. Missouri Breaks, 6. Giant Springs, 5. Gates of the Mountains, 4. Garden Wall in Glacier National Park, 3. … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Victim Climbs Granite With Film Crew

Brandi Roman climbed Granite on August 15 to support the fight against Parkinson’s. She was accompanied by a film crew donated by Azilect, a Parkinson’s disease medicine Roman takes.

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Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower) vs. Granite Peak Brouhaha

A Montana tourist promotion on the side of Chicago L trashtalking the Chicago landscape with Montana. Among the comparisons was a comparison of Willis Tower (1,450 feet) and Granite Peak (12,799 feet). The Chicago Tribune responded with pictures of Chicago … Continue reading

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Obituaries: Amos R. Little, did 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak

Amos R. Little, who did the 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak (in 1958), died on June 22 at age of 91. In 1944 he parachuted onto the 11,000 foot level of Crown Peak in Colorado to rescue victims of … Continue reading

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50 For Tibet Program Climbs Granite Peak

The Billings Gazette on August 4, 2007 had an article on the 50 for Tibet program.

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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.

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