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Fairview Mountain  Alberta   #4468
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Bow Range

Height: 2744 m -> 9003 feet
Prominence?: 275 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Aberdeen (2.7 km away, at bearing 218 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Aberdeen (3.0 km away)

Location:   51.39912,-116.22353     51:23:57, -116:13:25   11U 554016 5694497 (9 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (4 km SW of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DC92
First Ascent: 1893 Samuel E.S. Allen, Walter D. Wilcox (AJ 18-104, APP 8-1280
Fairview Mountain from the Northeast
Fairview Mountain is one of the few mountains worthy of the name that has a hiking trail to its summit. Although it presents a set of cliffs to the viewer on the shore of Lake Louise, the 5 km trail leads around the back to form a Class 1 route to the top. A metal plaque affixed to a summit boulder warns against the common error of short-cutting down the north side toward the end of the lake; apparently many rescues have been needed by those who have tried. The switchbacking trail from the Saddle is quicker, though longer, than direct routes up the rockfall that is reached first. From the side that the trail ascends, Fairview seems more like a pile of rubble than solid rock. It is highly likely that this peak saw its first ascent in prehistoric times by an adventurous aboriginal hunter.

Name Notes: Named in 1894 by Walter D. Wilcox presumably because of the views from the summit.

Trip Reports within 1 km
17 2008.08.16 Mt Victoria, North Summit, NE ridge Route Ian Hunt


Paper Maps
1:35000Best of Lake Louise Gem Trek
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
7 Fairview Mountain from the Northeast Serguei Okountsev
5 Fairview from Mount Saint Piran David Wasserman

Placename Photos
10 Mount Aberdeen - Haddo Peak Kevin Altheim
10 Avalanche on Mount Victoria South Peak David Wasserman
8 Nortth Face of Mount Temple from Fairview Mtn Kevin Altheim
7 Rock and Ice in the Rockies Steve Sproule
7 Lake Louise without Mount Victoria David Wasserman
7 Mount Whyte and Mount Niblock Kevin Altheim
6 Mount Temple - Many moods of - Fall Kevin Altheim
5 Mount Victoria from Fairview Kevin Altheim
5 Mount Hector and the Bow Valley Kevin Altheim
5 Herbert Lake in the Morning David Wasserman
3 Castle Mountain from Fairview Kevin Altheim
3 Fairview Mountain from Aberdeen Glacier Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Temple - Many Moods of - Late Spring Kevin Altheim