Mt Fairview

Mt Victoria & Glacier

Mt Victoria & Glacier

July 10th Wed

Meanderthals hike up Mt Fairview. Very simple Hike/Scramble but has great views of the Lake Louise area. The trail starts at the upper parking lot at the Chateau Lake Louise.

Entrance to trail from parking lot

Entrance to trail from parking lot

Turn left and follow the signs to Saddleback. Do not go to the Fairview Lookout.

Follow the sign

Follow the sign

The trail climbs right away through the trees. Soon peek a boo views give you a chance to stop and catch your breath.

Bottom half of the trail

Bottom half of the trail

Oner of the many views of Mt Temple

One of the many views of Mt Temple

 

There are a few switchbacks and some short cuts you can take before reaching the Saddleback at 2330 m.

Drink break at the Saddleback

Drink break at the Saddleback

The path ahead is now obvious and does not relent until the summit.

First glimpse of the summit

First glimpse of the summit

The summit is at 2750 m. Lots of room at the top and a great place for lunch and a chance to take in the panorama.The Valley of the Six Glaciers lies in front on Mt Victoria. The trails up to Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake, Mt Piran, Niblock and White. In the distance the glacier of the Waputik Range.

Lake Louise and the trails up to Lake Agnes

Lake Louise and the trails up to Lake Agnes

Plain of the Six Glaciers and Mt Victoria

Plain of the Six Glaciers and Mt Victoria

Waputik Glacier to the north

Waputik Glacier to the north

Mt Aberdeen & Mt Hado

Mt Aberdeen & Mt Hado

There is a way down off  the ridge that comes out at Suprise Pass but can be hard to find and we came back the same safe way. Mt Saddle could also be climbed from the Saddleback Col.

Total Distance 10.2 km. Elevation gained  997 m. Time 4hrs, 3:20 hrs moving 1:00 hr stopped.

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Comments

  1. Vic Panich says:

    Nice work Bill, you are an inspiration to tank farmers everywhere………..Greg, Vic, Dennis, Dallas, Jason.

  2. Thanks guys for the comment.It is nice to see you guys still have time to do other things but work flat out all night, must have been in your coffee break!!! Keep working on those stairs in the tankfarm suckers and one day you will be able to climb mountains.

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