GRANITE PEAK IS THE HIGHEST NATURAL POINT IN THE US STATE OF MONTANA AND THE TENTH HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE COUNTRY STANDING AT 3904 M (12807 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE ABSAROKA-BEARTOOTH WILDERNESS, IN PARK COUNTY.
Granite Peak is the second most difficult mountain to climb in the United States after Mount Denali in Alaska. The ascent is rather time consuming and challenging even for the most experienced mountaineers, due to principally technical climbing, unstable terrain, frequent rockfall, poor weather conditions and dangerous trekking routes gaining significantly in elevation quite fast.
The best months to climb the mountain are from mid-July to early September, as summer is relatively short in Montana. However, snowfalls and thunderstones are possible throughout the year. The summit opens splendid panoramic views on the surrounding valleys abundant with lakes, streams ad waterfalls. The first documented ascent took place in 1923 when eventually Elers Koch succeeded after several failed attempts to reach the peak.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN MONTANA:
- Granite Peak - 3904 m (12807 ft), in the Beartooth Mountain Range, Park County, Montana, the United States.
- Mount Wood - 3859 m (12660 ft), in the Granite Mountain Range, Beartooth Mountains, Montana, the United States.
- Hilgard Peak - 3449 m (11316 ft), in the Madison Mountain Range, Montana Rockies, Montana, the United States.
- Mount Douglas - 3439 m (11283 ft), in Sweet Grass Country, south central Montana, the United States.
- Crazy Peak - 3418 m (11214 ft), in the Crazy Mountain Range, Montana Rockies, Montana, the United States.
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