Mount Wilbur

Mount Wilbur is located about three miles west of Swiftcurrent Lake in the northeast part of Glacier National Park.

The most striking feature of Mount Wilbur is its imposing east face rising above the Swiftcurrent drainage. Iceberg Lake is located at the base of the shear wide north-northwest face. The broad south face is not as steep over most of its height as the north and east faces. All of the faces become nearly vertical toward the top making Mount Wilbur one of the more challenging peaks in Glacier National Park.

There are three well-established routes on the east face. Other routes are rarely climbed.

Elevation (feet): 9,321
Elevation (meters): 2,841
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Montana Rockies
State: Montana
Latitude: 48.805676
Longitude: -113.739395
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Kalispell, Montana
Convenient Center: St. Mary, Montana

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Wilbur.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20237 - by Jared Hollister on Aug 03, 2006
    Climbed Wilbur with my brother and my dad 40 years after he first climbed it with his dad, Bill Hollister, a ranger back in the mid-late 60's. Bill has advanced Alzheimer's now, and this climb was...
  • Log #16560 - by Fred Spicker on June 14, 2001
    Both climbs via the Thin Man's Pleasure variation on the East Face. 1970 with Bill Bishop and 1980 with Paul Bishop and Jim Spearman.