The 14th Annual Glacier Classic

Friday, August 17- Sunday, August 19, 2018

This year will mark the 14th anniversary of The Rocky Mountaineers signature event- The Glacier Classic! This year we will again be basing our activities out of Johnson’s Campground, a private campground in St. Mary.   We have a number of good climbs and hikes planned (see below).  While the trips are the focal point of the weekend, the camaraderie enjoyed at the camp in the evenings is often just as fun and memorable.  Whether it’s your first time or your 14th, it’s certain to be a blast!

We have six sites reserved at Johnson’s for the event.  Each site should hold 6-8 campers.  We would like to accommodate all who wish to attend, so please register NOW to ensure we have a spot for you.  Feel free to bring anyone interested- just let us know so we can get them on the roster.  Alternatively, you are certainly free to get your own campsite (or stay elsewhere) but still join us for the activities and socializing.


Friday- We currently have two trip offerings for those wishing to arrive early.  Most folks will likely head up to St. Mary and arrive sometime Friday afternoon or evening.  Eat, drink, be social.  Bring your own food and drink.  Around 8:00 we will have the Saturday trip leaders announce their plans for the following day.

Saturday- Climbs and hikes during the day.  In the evening we’ll gather in camp for the infamous Hanou Burrito dinner!  (bring your own drinks)

Sunday- More hikes and climbs for those interested, or head home whenever you desire.



BROWN- Hike the trail from Lake McDonald Lodge area to the Mt. Brown Lookout, then scramble and climb to the summit. Class 3-4. Leader:  John Bardsley

REYNOLDS MTN.- Southwest Slope Route. Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook then south on mountaineers trail to SW corner of mountain.  Scramble up talus slopes and then through easy class 3 cliffs to summit.  Leader:  Susanna Phillips



SKYLINE TRAVERSE- Beginning at Many Glacier, hiking toward Cracker Lake then climb Mt. Wynn.  Follow the ridgeline south to Mt. Siyeh.  Descent options vary.  Long day in high spectacular terrain.  Class 3.  Leader:  Forest Dean

WILBUR- Climb one of the iconic Glacier “technical peaks”. The climb will ascend the Thin Man’s Pleasure Route. Class 5.  Leader:  Joshua Phillips

YELLOW MOUNTAIN- A hike to Poia Lake then scramble up to the varied summits of Yellow Mtn.  Long day at a sustained pace. Class 3-4.  Leader:  Laurel Vielle

GRINNELL LAKE AND GLACIER- Trail hike to one of the most spectacular lakes in the Rockies. Class 1.  Leader:  Tom Hanou



CLEMENTS MOUNTAIN- Depending on interest level, will climb this one of two ways:  either directly up the east facing gully (Class 5), or hike around to the west saddle between Clements and Cannon, then an exposed scramble to the summit (Class 3-4).  Leader:  Forest Dean

PIEGAN MOUNTAIN- This trip will start just east of Logan Pass.  Scramble up the Lunch Creek drainage to the saddle between Piegan and Pollock then an easy scramble to the summit.  Class 2.  Leader:  Susanna Phillips.


For more information or to register please email:

          Forest Dean – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you there!