Photo by theyogiclimber
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1938|
|First successful climber(s):||Bill Cox, Will Thompson|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
Mount Fury is located in North Cascades National Park in the rugged and remote Picket Range, which is a compact gneissic sub-range of the Cascades. Fury is a rock wedge with steep sides situated south of Mount Challenger and southwest of Luna Peak. Mount Fury has two nearly equal-in-height summits known as the West Peak and the East Peak, and a small hanging glacier on the north slope called the Fury Glacier.
The Picket Range is characterized by intense alpine scenery of jagged peaks cut by glaciers. This area is remote and any approach is long and difficult. The wet weather pattern from Pacific storms adds to the difficulties of climbing Mount Fury. Ice axe, rope, protection, and crampons are recommended for a multi-day expedition. Lage Wernstedt named Mount Fury and this name first appeared on maps in 1931.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for information on the established climbing routes on Mt. Fury.
Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.