Mount Fairview Climber's Log

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Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

Glaciers  Sucess!

Via Saddleback Pass. Of all of the mountains I've climbed, I'd have to say this one has the best view of its close neighbors: the Mitre, Mt. Aberdeen, Lefroy, Victoria Glacier--stunning.

Linda Breton

Linda Breton - Oct 13, 2006 1:30 am

Scramble  Sucess!

So many hikers on the mountain that day! The amazing glacier views sealed my fate as a scrambler, I'll have to go back sometime.


mountaingazelle - Aug 13, 2006 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Saddleback  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Fairview during my first trip to Banff. Great view from the top and popular summit in the area. The Canadian Rockies were just as I imagined them to be. Very beautiful mountains.

William Marler

William Marler - Jun 19, 2006 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Stole a day  Sucess!

Via the Saddleback route. Fine day out. Longer than anticipated due to the fact I had to retrace my steps to find my glasses which I dropped. All worked out though. Found them. Passed on this one over the years. Glad I took the time.


CdnRockyGal - Aug 22, 2005 1:15 am

Route Climbed: Saddleback Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

Took a friend who was visiting up Fairview for the spectacular view! Had hail and rain at the top, but the sun came out just as we were about to head down. It was nice because the summit was quieter than usual!


belexes - Aug 19, 2005 2:41 pm

Route Climbed: Saddleback Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!

The weather was a little crummy: we had a little rain and it was windy and quite chilly at the top, but the scenery up there is unbelievable. Dig those glaciers!


troycanadian - Jul 26, 2005 12:35 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: 21 June 2005  Sucess!

Nice easy scramble in perfect weather on the longest day of the year. The views are definitely fair to say the least.

Watched two skiers on Aberdeen trigger a big avalanche. They both escaped unharmed.


couchclimber - Jul 25, 2005 12:49 am

Route Climbed: hiking Date Climbed: September 4, 2004

quite cloudy and even got snowed on a little so we didn't get that great of a view. Kind of dissapointed that I couldn't see the whole lake louise.


CdnRockyGal - Jul 1, 2005 12:26 am

Route Climbed: Main trail/Scramble Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

A nice hike, but too much of the trail is in the trees--reminded me of sulphur mountain! The roomy summit was beautiful and warm with hardly any wind. A lot of traffic, as this is high tourist area!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 19, 2005 6:26 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: October, 2003  Sucess!

BJ (my dog) and I had snow from Lake Louise on up and were post holing it from the saddle to the summit (1200'). I could have used spikes (not crampons) on the trail (ice) on the way to the saddle. Going down was fast as it had softened by then.

The views are tremendous for such a small mountain with easy access. Haddo, Aberdeen, Temple, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Whyte, Niblock, Victoria and the Deathtrap, Daly, Richardson, etc. There appears to be no summit cairn or register.

EricK - Feb 11, 2005 1:26 am

Route Climbed: via Saddleback Date Climbed: June 29, 2004  Sucess!

Its a cakewalk to the saddleback, but then the last stint to the summit is a bit of a work out. Its an awesome short day trip. It took my friend and me 2 hours to reach the summit, and less than an hour and a half to come back down. The cairns at the top make for some awesome pictures. Don't forget your camera.

Attic Tony

Attic Tony - Oct 12, 2004 12:53 pm

Route Climbed: Saddleback Date Climbed: 30th July 2004  Sucess!

Did this on my first full day in Canada, having barely recovered from the 9-hour flight.

Was a great hike with fantastic views, a good introduction to the area.

kcote - Oct 27, 2003 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Saddleback Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Done almost easily. With clear weather, the view is amazing.


darinchadwick - Oct 24, 2003 7:31 am

Route Climbed: The happy trail Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

Climbed this one on my honeymoon. Highly recommended, the scenery to effort ratio is very high. If you have two legs that function, and are in the Lake Louise area, you have no excuse.

One of my former students with Down's Syndrome made it to the top so that he could climb a mountain his teacher had climbed. That makes Fairview special for me.

Sylvain - Oct 23, 2003 10:07 am

Route Climbed: Saddleback Date Climbed: 09-2000  Sucess!

Beautiful hike with LOTS of scenery! Don't miss this hike if you are in Lake Louise.

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