Mountaineering

Bozeman's surrounding mountains won't dissapoint if you're looking for for some serious adventure. 

Outside Bozeman, Hilgard, Madison Range, peaks
Thomas Turiano
Climbing the Madison Range's highest peak.  Read more >>
Turiano, Thomas
The second-highest point in the Spanish Peaks is neither named nor assigned an elevation on any National Forest or USGS map. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
I am climbing Granite Peak, the highest mountain in Montana, and sweat keeps greasing down my brow and burning into my eyes. I’m choking back vomit and my spine feels like a roman candle, yet wallowing in this abject misery is glorious compared to what happened a few weeks ago. Read more >>
Mike England
Alpine Ice & Rock Guideby Ron Brunckhorst Read more >>
Turiano, Thomas
With its blocky shape, truncated summit, and unique color, Sphinx Mountain has drawn more people climbers to its summit than any other major peak in the Madison Range. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
The Grand Teton is a striking 13,770-foot spire of rock that rises dramatically out of the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming. It’s a common destination for Montana mountaineers, and accidents are not uncommon on this classic alpine peak. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
“In life, you only get one chance,” Anker told me, referring to first impressions, experiences in life, and on-sighting routes. Here are a few of Anker's attempts to make the most of it. Read more >>
Krueger, Ryan
Since the first version was published in 1960, Freedom of the Hills (Mountaineers Books, $38) has been the most comprehensive reference for those traveling into the mountains. Read more >>
Dave Reuss
After one very early morning phone call to cancel our ice-climbing plans (too warm for ice), Conrad Anker and I agreed to meet at a coffee shop and head out to some rock instead. Read more >>
England, Mike
For more technical information about spending time in the mountains, pick up The Altitude Experience (Globe Pequot Press, $23) by high-altitude climber Mike Farris. Read more >>
Kurowski, Becky
First Ascent Press’s latest offering from the vertical world is a detailed topographic map of Granite Peak with numerous route descriptions. Read more >>
Edwards, Becky
Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher picks up where many other climbing instruction books culminate. Read more >>
Orms, Kent
When the deep powder is tracked out at the ski slopes and it’s too cold for mountain biking, try some alpine climbing this winter. Many excellent climbs lie within just a few hours of Bozeman and require little technical knowledge. Read more >>
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