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. Flathead Lake, 2. Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and 1. Lewis and Clark Caverns
Manmade wonders are:
7. Hungry Horse Dam, 6. Cathedral of St. Helena, 5. Anaconda Smelter Stack, 4. Fort Peck Dam, 3. Beartooth Highway, 2. Many Glacier Lodge and 1. Going-to-the-Sun Road.
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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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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 nature. (Hint: Lake Michigan freezes now and then).
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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 a B-17 crash.
He was the first doctor on the scene to identify 11 smokejumpers who perished in the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. He was manager of the 1960 U.S. Alpine Ski Team and refereed two Winter Olympics: Innsbruck in 1964, and Grenoble in 1968.
In 1965 he was enshrined into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.
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Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.
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Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Helenair reports a female grizzly that attacked and injured two California hikers in August in Glacier National Park will be spared because authorities believe she reacted to a perceived threat to her two cubs.
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The Billings Gazette reports the body of a hiker climbing Granite was found in a canyon about 3 miles from Mystic Lake.
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