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Blake is available for interviews about climbing in Glacier National Park. He also is developing an extensive knowledge of the history of the names of peaks and places in Glacier. He has also been interviewed about safety in Glacier National Park.
Blake has summited 80 separate peaks in Glacier. He has extensive knowledge about scrambling in Glacier as well as information about the history of mountaineering in Glacier National Park.
Please feel free to contact him if you need anecdotal information about Glacier National Park or want to interview him about his writing or experiences in the park.
Blake can be reached through the following outlets
Facebook at: www.facebook.com/climbglaciernationalpark
Blake Passmore – biography
Blake Passmore, Author
Blake Passmore is the author of the Climb Glacier National Park climbing guidebook series. So far he has written 4 guidebooks for the guidebook series and will release Volume 5 in the 2017. He has been privileged to see many spectacular areas in the park that most visitors never see.
A second volume of What They Called It will be released in April of 2016.
Blake was born in the Flathead valley. He and his wife are blessed to be raising their family in the valley with their extended family and friends.
In addition to spending time with friends and family in Glacier, Blake enjoys fly-fishing, running, mountain biking, and photography.
Blake discovered a passion for writing about his climbing experiences in Glacier National Park and has been nearly 80 separate summits in Glacier and climbed many of them multiple times. Some of his favorite summit views are from Mount Cleveland, Iceberg Peak, Chief Mountain, Rising Wolf Mountain, Heavens Peak, Mount Grinnell, and Lone Walker Mountain.
He is totally convinced that next year he may have a completely different list of favorite climbs. Glacier National Park is full of potential favorite summits for everyone!
One challenge while climbing in the park was locating the correct route to complete the climbs. Many of the route descriptions are over 60 years old and were difficult to follow due to changes in climate, topography and even trail locations.
Climb Glacier National Park is a solution to the problem and Blake plans a total of 6 volumes to cover the most popular areas for day climbing and off-trail travel in Glacier National Park. Blake is honored that many climbers he meets on the routes are carrying his guidebooks as references and his goal for the project is to help people enjoy Glacier off-trail in a way that is safe for the climbers as well as help protect the fragile environment.
With his new book series, What They Called It, Blake has discovered a way to take his college degree in History and use it to dig up interesting facts about Glacier National Park and help others learn about the stories behind the names of Glacier National Park. It will be a valuable reference for visitors as they drive Going-to-the-Sun Road as well as for those who visit the valleys on the east side of the Park.
The view for the summit of any peak is the reward that many mountaineers enjoy and with Up On The Roof Blake has done all the work and the readers get to enjoy the views from Glacier’s roof top without all the effort. Enjoy 50 panoramas from across the eastern side of Glacier National Park and Logan Pass.
Blake is also working on a few other projects that he is quite excited about so stay tuned for the next releases.
2011 Best Selling Guidebook in Montana
Recognized as one of the best authors in Flathead Valley in 2014 and 2015
Press Releases for Blake Book’s
2015 press release for volume for of Climb Glacier National Park, Volume 4 – The Many Glacier Valley.
2014 Press Release for What They Called It and Up On The Roof
2013 Press Release for Climb Glacier National Park, Volume 3 – The Northern Highline, Lake McDonald and Sperry Glacier Basin
2012 Press Release for Climb Glacier National Park, Volume 2 – The Two Medicine Valley and Firebrand Pass
2013 Press Release for Climb Glacier National Park, Volume 1 – Logan Pass, The Garden Wall, And Siyeh Bend
Blake Passmore in the news
May 23, 2013 Missoulian article
2011 Missoulian Article by Tristan Scott