|Range/Region:||Saint Elias Mountains|
|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.