August 1: In recent days three climbers died in Montana’s Glacier National Park.
According to Smithsonian magazine bodies of mountaineers Brian Kennedy and Jack Beard were recovered by rescuers on July 25, they both went together to climb Dusty Star Mountain on July 21.
Brian Kennedy and Jack Beard both 67 were experienced climbers. According to park staff who knew the men personally, Kennedy and Beard were considered expert climbers and have been summitting mountain peaks in Glacier National Park for decades.
The men were climbing Dusty Star Mountain and initiated the trip on July 21 with the plan to hike out July 22. Family members reported the men missing on July 24, after they did not return home as planned and park rangers located their vehicle at the trailhead on the same day.
According to National park statement on July 25, a 79-year-old male from Florida fell to his death while attempting to ascend a steep off-trail slope with a group of friends. The friends called for help and dialled 911,where Glacier County Dispatch then diverted the call to Glacier National Park.