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Iceberg Peak
Iceberg Peak towers 3,000 vertical feet directly over Iceberg Lake, and the views from this incredible mountain are breath-taking!  No matter where you look, you'll swear you're looking at a post card, and the feeling of "being high" is almost overwhelming.  The summit is quite small, and as we've mentioned earlier, the east face of this great mountain falls literally straight down 3,000 vertical feet to the famous Iceberg Lake below.  Sneeking a peek over the edge of this huge wall is something you'll never forget!

Iceberg Peak is a long day.  It's about a 25 mile day from start to finish, and the climb itself takes a lot of time and energy.  To get there, we left our truck at Logan Pass, and we then took the Highline Trail five miles beyond the Granite Park Chalet.  That is where the climb begins!  So we had to hike about 11 miles before we began climbing.

But the effort was definitely worth it.  The views from this mountain are some of the most photogenic in the park.  This truly was a day to remember!

A view of the Mountain...
             Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This is a view of Iceberg Peak from several hundred feet above Iceberg Lake.  We are facing west.  It's 3,000 vertical feet from the summit to the lake, and it's literally straight down!

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This is a view of Iceberg Peak from the summit of Mount Henkel.  We are facing west.  The great east wall of Iceberg Peak is magnificent, and is a thrill to peek over the edge!  Millions of visitors have seen Iceberg Peak because of the popularity of Iceberg Lake, but very few ever get to see the view from the summit.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This photo shows the shear wall from the summit of Iceberg Peak that eventually ends at the shore of Iceberg Lake.

Views from the Summit...
Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Here we are on the summit of Iceberg Peak.  The camera is facing straight north.  The lake far in the distance (to the right) is Elizabeth Lake, and the sharp peak just to the left of Shannon is the famous Mount Merritt.  Merritt is one of six peaks in the Park that are over 10,000 feet in height.  The Glacier to the far left is Ahern Glacier.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Mount Wilbur is the large peak in the foreground.  We are facing southeast.  Notice the paper-thin wall between Mount Wilbur and us.  That is called an arete, and it was created by two Glaciers carving out rock on each side of the wall.  Behind Mount Wilbur in the distance are famous peaks such as Mount Siyeh and Mount Gould.  To the left of Mount Wilbur, in the far distance, is the Many Glacier Hotel resting on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake.  So if you had good binoculars, you could be sitting on the deck at the hotel and see us standing on the summit of Iceberg Peak!

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
The views from the summit of Iceberg Peak are absolutely stunning!

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Here's a peek at Iceberg Lake from the summit of Iceberg Peak.  We are 3,000 vertical feet directly above the lake!  Notice the lake in the far distance (up and to the right).  That is Swiftcurrent Lake with the Many Glacier Hotel sitting on its shore.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
The summit of Iceberg Peak is rather small, and there are cliffs all around it.  It's a great feeling- kind of like being in a helicopter.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This photo shows you some of the peaks that you can see from the summit.  We are facing south toward Logan Pass.  The Glacier to the right is Swiftcurrent Glacier, and the valley below it is Swiftcurrent Valley, home of Red Rock Falls.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This is the classic view to the north.  Mount Merrit is the sharp, central peak with Old Sun Glacier resting on it's east face.  Ahern Glacier is to the left.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Just beyond these red colored rocks at your feet is a 3,000 foot drop off!
                
Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
The ridge to the left is what you hike up to get to the summit of Ahern Mountain.   The large glacier just north of Ahern Mountain is Ahern Glacier.  The peak to the far right is Mount Merritt.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
The lake far below us is Helen Lake, and the lake far in the distance upper right) is Elizabeth Lake.  (Elizabeth Lake is the lake you see when you exit the Ptarmigan Tunnel to the north.)

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Here's Iceberg lake.  We are 3,000 vertical feet directly above it.  The far shore, where there are trees and grass, is where all the visitors are enjoying the lake.  They look like tiny ants from our vantage point.  

                       Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
You can see the Many Glacier Hotel, far in the distance on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
This is a view to the southwest.  The peak just to the right of Shannon is Heaven's Peak.  The peak to her left in the foreground is Swiftcurrent Mountain.  The mountains behind Swiftcurrent Mountain, far in the distance, is the Logan Pass Area.  That is where our truck is parked.  We've got a long hike back, but first we've got to climb DOWN Iceberg Peak!

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
We marked the Many Glacier Hotel on this photo for you.  Notice the tan colored peak to the left of the hotel.  This is Mount Henkel, where we took a photo of Iceberg Peak from.  That photo is located at the top section of this page.  Check it out.

Iceberg Peak, Glacier National Park
Iceberg Peak is a beautiful mountain with spectacular views.  This was a great day that we'll always remember!

             
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