Mount Fairweather (15,300′)
Mount Fairweather is located in the heart of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. It offers an outstanding initial big mountain climbing experience or an exciting new challenge for experienced climbers! The trip begins with a two-hour ski plane flight from Haines landing on the upper Grand Plateau Glacier. In addition to climbing the Normal Route on the north side of the mountain, AMG also offers technical ascents of the Carpe Ridge.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a 3.3 million acre park that is home to mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, coastal and estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes. Glacier Bay is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the world.
We will fly onto the Grand Plateau Glacier and spend a couple of days acclimatizing before moving up. The climbing on Mt Fairweather is moderate snow and ice climbing with challenging route finding and glacier travel. This Expedition lasts twelve days.
HAINES: Haines will be the start and finish point for this trip. Haines is a beautiful town located where the mountains meet the sea in Southeast Alaska. Haines can be accessed from Juneau via airplane or ferry.
GLACIER BAY: Mount Fairweather is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The 3.3 million acre park has snow-capped mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, coastal and estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes. Glacier Bay is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the world.
THE CLIMB: Depending on weather conditions we will fly to 8,000ft or 10,000ft above sea level on the Grand Plateau Glacier and spend a couple of days acclimatizing before moving up. The climbing on Mt Fairweather is moderate snow and ice climbing with challenging route finding and glacier travel. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your ability to participate in this expedition. This expedition lasts twelve days.
ITINERARIES & ALTITUDE: Our itineraries include ample time for rest and acclimatization days. They are designed to provide participants with a positive high altitude experience!
OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the mountain environment. They bring a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska, and the world, to every trip. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip. All of our guides are also professional climbing instructors who genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. This is an important consideration for individuals who have not spent a lot of time at altitude and are interested in learning the safest, and most efficient ways to climb.
PULSE OXIMETERS: Pulse oximeters are small, precise, medical instruments that essentially give a digital readout of how you are acclimatizing. With this information we can make more informed decisions as to how we can best tailor the trip to meet your individual needs. We use them every step of the way, on every trip to altitude. In our opinion all high altitude guides should have one to help assure your safety!
INCLUDED: Ski plane flights and ground transportation Haines to Haines, all food during the trip, guides, and all group climbing and camping equipment.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Haines, hotel and food in Haines, and personal equipment.
LENGTH: 12 days
DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.