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Fairweather Range

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About Fairweather Range:

The Fairweather Range is located at the southern end of the St. Elias mountains, along the coast of the northern Alaska Panhandle. Bordered on the west by the spectacular Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers, and on the north by Glacier Bay, it is quite awesome for its vertical relief and incredible snowpack. The mountains rise almost three vertical miles directly out of the sea, with the 15,300 foot summit of Mount Fairweather only 24 miles from the coast. The best time to climb here is May through early July. The weather follows a maritime pattern, resulting in a healthy snowpack and warmer than average winter and early spring temperatures. Summer temps average 42 to 62 degrees, but tend to get stormy, and the wind and snow on the high peaks can be deadly. A beautiful place to visit, with many untouched sub-peaks awaiting the first step of an adventurous climber willing to make the commitment to journey in and explore.
Nearest town or city: Glacier Bay National Park
Directions: Gulf Air out of Yakutat is the most knowledgable of the area and conditions, though it may be cheaper to find a service out of Gustavus, the usual starting point for those wanting to walk in for the true wilderness experience. Boats from Gustavus will also drop you of at Lituya Bay.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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