Mount Fernow

Photo of Mount Fernow

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 9249
Elevation (meters): 2819
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Pacific Ranges
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.162536
Longitude: -120.807509
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1932
First successful climber(s): Oscar Pennington, Hermann Ulrichs
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

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Description

Fernow is the 8th highest mountain in the state of Washington, and the 3rd highest non-volcanic peak in the state. Mount Fernow is the highest of the Entiat Mountains which are a sub-range of the Cascades. The Entiat range is situated significantly east of the Cascade crest and therefore drier weather and less snowfall contribute to the relatively minor glaciers on Fernow considering its height. A climb of Fernow generally is a scramble on friable gneissic granite with the most common approaches being from Holden or via the Phelps Creek/ Leroy Creek Basin. Mt. Fernow is named for Bernhard Eduard Fernow, a German forester who emigrated to the United States in 1876 and was appointed by President Grover Cleveland in 1886 as the third Chief of the Division of Forestry in the United States Department of Agriculture. The first ascent of Mt. Fernow was made by Oscar Pennington and Hermann Ulrichs in 1932.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.

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