- Climb Glacier National Park: Vol. 2, Montana Outdoor Guidebooks, 192 pages, $19.95
Kalispell climber Blake Passmore released the second volume of his Glacier National Park climbing guides this spring, detailing non-technical routes to 22 peaks in the Two Medicine and Firebrand Pass areas of the park. Like the first book in the series, which focuses on the Logan Pass area, Climb Glacier National Park: Vol. 2 gives detailed route descriptions, including GPS coordinates which provide clear directions to alpine explorers. What sets Passmore's books apart, though, are the exacting color photos of the routes. Multiple shots of each mountain reveal passages through the toughest spots, all but eliminating "where do we go from here" uncertainty. High on a mountain surrounded by perilous cliffs, that's helpful information indeed. Buy it directly from the publisher at www.climbglacier.com or at area bookstores and climbing retailers.