Ascent of Triple Divide Peak on 1979-08-05

Climber: Ralph Thornton

Others in Party:Bill Blunk
Date:Sunday, August 5, 1979
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Triple Divide Peak
    Elevation:8020 ft / 2444 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed during multi-day Norris Traverse trip. Began hike at St. Mary Falls parking area.
Day 1-Hiked South Shore St. Mary Lake trail to red Eagle Lake Foot.
Day 2-Hiked to Triple Divide Pass then up Triple Dive Peak to the saddle north of the summit. climbed Triple Divide.
Day 3-Hiked up past Norris. Climbed Norris. Camped NW of the 7912 hump on the Continental Divide.
Day 4-Climbed Goat Peak. As per info in the summit register there it was the second ascent. The first ascent was about two weeks previous to our ascent. Hiked to the meadows below Red Eagle Glacier.
Day 5-Hiked to Almost a Dog Pass and camped there. climbed Logan after setting up camp.
Day 6-Climbed Citadel and returned to camp.
Day 7-Traversed below Blackfoot Glacier and Jackson Glacier. Foud trail and hiked down to Gunsight Lake. Camped there.
Day 8-Hiked out to St. Mary Falls parking area.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp

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