The dominant peak on the skyline from Cranbrook, its ascent has become a rite of passage for any teenager in Cranbrook. Fisher Peak attracts literally 100s of people each year. While of little mountaineering interest, Fisher and the standard south face route bear remarkable resemblance to the south col route of Everest. Local climber Pat Morrow (who has been to both summits) agrees.
From the parking lot the trail ascends a very steep slope (that 10,000 years ago probably was an icefall similar to the Khumbu) and then flattens out into a basin on the west side of the peak. From the 'western cwm' the route then ascends a steep loose slope to a broad col on the south side of the peak. Several steep pinnacles to the west of the col can even be imagined to be Lhotse and Nuptse. From the 'south col' the route ascends the south face and ridge to a short steep step that requires some scrambling. The summit is about 30 vertical feet from this 'Hillary step'.
Name Notes: Named in 1915 after Jack Fisher who discovered gold in nearby Wildhorse Creek in 1863.