Heavens Peak is centrally located in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana and is part of the Livingston Range. Heavens Peak is situated 5 miles west of the Continental Divide on a high divide bounded by McDonald Creek on the north, east and south, and by Camas Creek to the west. The deep valley of McDonald Creek allows excellent views and photo opportunities of Heavens Peak from the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Logan Pass.
The sedimentary rock of Heavens Peak was shaped by 1.6 billion years of geologic processes from sediment deposition, uplift, thrust faulting, and erosion by glaciers. The major geologic event that sculpted the landscape of Heavens Peak and the other peaks in Glacier National Park began approximately 2 million years ago when large ice sheets of the Pleistocene Ice Age repeatedly advanced and retreated until about 12,000 years ago.
Heavens Peak is a descriptive name that first appears on a map prepared by Lt. George P. Ahern of the 25th Infantry, from reconnaissance maps prepared by him in 1888-1890. (reference NPS)
Prominence: 3067 ft
Refer to A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park, by J. Gordon Edwards for climbing routes and dangers.
|Range/Region:||Central Montana Rockies|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1924|
|First successful climber(s):||Norman Clyde, Fred Herz, Lee Stopple|
|Nearest major airport:||Great Falls, MT|
|Convenient Center:||West Glacier, MT|
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