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Fairweather Range
Parent Area: Saint Elias Mountains

Area: 9938 sq km. Location: Located between Glacier Bay and the Alsek River. Terrain: Due to their proximity to the open ocean, the Fairweather Ranges are heavily glaciated, on the west right down to sea level. Several fast flowing tidal glaciers run down from the high peaks. The mountains are very rugged and require elaborate approaches. It's the tallest coastal range on Earth. The southern part of this range is in Glacier Bay National Park while the northern part is in Tashenshini Provincial Park. History: The peaks in the ranges include, Mount Fairweather, British Columbia's highest peak, and Mount Quincy Adams, the second highest. The ranges were first sighted in 1778 by Captain James Cook after a prolonged period of storms, and was thus given the name "Fairweather".

Top Trips
Crevasse Ball Room: Mount Fairweather Attempt Fred Touche
Dry Bay to Lynn Canal via Fairweather (350 km Traverse) Betsy Waddington
Fairweather Mountain : Living in the Clouds David Henry
Coast Range, Saint Elias and Chugach Mountains Traverse (multiyear) Dave Williams
Fairweather Mountain - Margerie Glacier Approach Fred Touche
Accident on Mount Orville Brian Delay

Top Photos
Fairweather Mountain from Grand Plateau Glacier Betsy Waddington
Fairweather Mountain From Grande Plateau David Henry
Vintage Govt Aerial of Fairweather, Looking up Ferris Glacier Mike Cleven
Mount Root David Henry
Fairweather Mountain - Northeast Face Fred Touche
Top of Icefall on Grand Plateau Glacier Betsy Waddington
Mount Quincy Adams North Face David Henry
Alaska Cruise 16 (Mt Watson, Root2 & Mt Root) Cliff Jennings
Mount Quincy Adams - North Face Fred Touche
Mount Fairweather's West Peak David Henry
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