Fairweather's west ridge from 9000 feet in 1984. The route followed the ridge and went to the right of the rock cleaver, above which we put our high camp. The high point on the ridge is the West Shoulder. The main summit of Fairweather is the snow dome behind.
Looking down Fairweather's west ridge from about 10,000 feet. The rock section in the middle distance was passed via the narrow snow slopes on its left side. The last vertical rock bit was climbed using fixed ropes. Our 9000-foot camp was on the snow dome behind the rock.