|Range/Region:||Wind River Range|
|Best months for climbing:||Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1842|
|First successful climber(s):||John C. Fremont|
|Nearest major airport:||Jackson, WY|
|Convenient Center:||Pinedale, WY|
Thanks to Mark W. Feltis for adding this peak.
From the west, Fremont Peak appears as the highest peak in the Wind River Mountains (Gannett Peak is not visible from Pinedale, WY). During the 15 mile hike in, there are reoccurring views of Fremont Peak and the other high peaks of the north-central Wind River Mountains. In August, the Class 3 scramble route (southwest slope) is snow-free, with no significant exposure. Joe Kelsey's book, "Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains" is highly recommended for this and other climbs/backpack trips in the Wind River Mountains. Fremont Peak provides the non-technical "scrambler" the opportunity to ascend a high Rocky Mountain peak with superb views (Gannett Peak and Grand Teton in the distance).
Additional text submitted by Keith McPheeters
Rising to 13,745 feet on the Continental Divide, Fremont Peak is the third highest summit in Wyoming, falling just lower than Gannett Peak and The Grand Teton. Located approximately 17 miles from the nearest trailhead at Elkhart Park outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, Fremont Peak is a massive cornerstone of the Wind River Range that dominates the skyline for many miles.
The easiest climbing routes constitute a ClassIV scramble of the prominent buttress of the Southwest Face best accessed from the Island Lake area via the Indian Lakes Basin. Technical climbing routes and difficult mixed ice and rock routes abound on the East Face overlooking the Fremont Glacier and the Northwest Face adjacent to Mount Sacajawea.
Fremont Peak was named after Cpt. John Fremont who believed he had climbed Fremont Peak in 1842, however, subsequent expeditions positively determined Cpt. Fremont to have actually climbed nearby Mount Woodrow Wilson.
Sitting in the center of the vast and remote Wind River Range, Fremont Peak represents a fine climbing challenge in arguably the most beautiful alpine environment in the United States.
Thanks to Mark W. Feltis for this description.