Fairview Mountain Trip Report (#19095)
- Signed By: Dow Williams
- Date submitted: February 14, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Park at Lake Louise and take the Saddleback Trail to the saddle between Saddle Peak and Fairview (2200'). 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. Then turn over your right shoulder and ascend Fairview anyway you want. We had fresh snow, therefore, no trail to follow. The glissade down in snow is very quick. 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. However, there are great photo ops.