Injured Climber Rescued in Glacier National Park

By | June 30, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that an experienced mountaineer from Kalispell was injured June 27 in a massive fall in Glacier National Park that required a complicated helicopter rescue in steep, rugged and remote terrain. Jack Beard, 60, is hospitalized but in stable condition after falling some 600 feet while attempting to pioneer a new route up a glacial wall called the Lithoid Cusp. Located in the park’s northeast area, the sheer, towering wall spans Mount Merritt and Ipasha Peak and features narrow, exposed ledges and steep pitches of loose rock, which the pair of climbers successfully navigated leading up to the fall. Read the full story here.

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