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Fairweather Mountain (Mount Fairweather)  Alaska/British Columbia   #10
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Fairweather Range

Height: 4671 m -> 15325 feet
Prominence?: 3956 m above Champagne Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Logan (244.9 km away, at bearing 320 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Logan (245.0 km away)

Location:   58.90639,-137.52667     58:54:23, -137:31:36   8V 354465 6532377   AreaCode: FN87/JF02
First Ascent: 1931 Allen Carpé, Terris Moore
Fairweather Mountain - Northeast Face
This peak is #12 on the Height List for Alaska . This peak is #2 in Prominence List for Alaska . This peak is #1 on the Height List for British Columbia . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Mount Fairweather is located at the point where the BC-Alaska border juts SW toward the coast, before jogging inland toward Skagway. It is the highest mountain in British Columbia. It is only 23 km from Lituya Bay, on the open Pacific Ocean, and thus is subjected to year-round storms. Heavy snowfall accumulations have created numerous fast-flowing glaciers along its flanks. The terrain surrounding the mountain is wild and rugged, and only a handfull of parties attempt to reach the summit each year. The mountain is in the middle of a perpetual low pressure area, with the pressure almost 10% lower than other mountains of similar height. Its slopes are typically 50 degrees on all sides. The west ridge, however, offers a non-technical route to the summit.

Name Notes: Adopted in 1924. Named by Captain James Cook in 1778, because of fair weather after a period of prolonged storms.

Trip Reports within 1 km
71 2006.05.01 Fairweather Mountain : Living in the Clouds David Henry
52 1999.05.10 Fairweather Mountain - Margerie Glacier Approach Route Fred Touche
115 1999.04.17 Crevasse Ball Room: Mount Fairweather Attempt Fred Touche
72 1991.05.05 Dry Bay to Lynn Canal via Fairweather (350 km Traverse) Betsy Waddington
53 1988.05.01 Coast Range, Saint Elias and Chugach Mountains Traverse (multiyear) Route Dave Williams

2004.02.24 Dispute as to which is prominence saddle Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
33 Fairweather Mountain from Grand Plateau Glacier Betsy Waddington
19 Fairweather Mountain From Grande Plateau David Henry
14 Vintage Govt Aerial of Fairweather, Looking up Ferris Glacier Mike Cleven
13 Fairweather Mountain - Northeast Face Fred Touche
8 Mount Fairweather Range During Sunset Steven Harng
6 Alaska Cruise to Juneau from Hubbard Glacier 17 (Mt Fairweather) Cliff Jennings