Heaven’s Peak

Heaven's Peak from Mount Cannon

Heaven’s Peak is one of the most iconic peaks in Glacier National Park, viewable from most points on the western portion of the Going-to-the-Sun road between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass. First climbed by Norman Clyde in 1924, the name of this peak in the Blackfeet language is Apistotoki ozitawpihpiw, meaning “Where God Lives”. Interestingly, the easiest routes up this mountain are actually longer than the shorter and more difficult day-climb options from the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the south side of the mountain. The lower southern slopes are infested with devil’s club, making the already very steep ascent even more unpleasant.

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