Mount Fairweather

Elevation (feet): 15,300
Elevation (meters): 4,663
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Saint Elias Mountains
State: Alaska
Latitude: 58.9072
Longitude: -137.527
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1931
First successful climber(s): Allen Carpé, Terris Moore
Nearest major airport: Juneau, Alaska
Convenient Center: Yakutat, Alaska

Mount Fairweather, towering just fourteen miles from the Pacific Ocean, is the dominant peak in the Fairweather Range, and is the highest and northernmost summit in Glacier Bay National Park. It is a broad mountain with a sharp icy summit, and contrary to the implications of its name, is subject to some of the world's worst weather. Its huge Fairweather Glacier flows beautifully from the mountain's southern flanks to the sea. As an additional note it must be mentioned that while the majority of the mass of the peak resides witin the state of Alaska, the summit itself belongs to British Columbia in Canada.