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blue Fairchild Mountain Northeast Slope

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8.9 mile 14.4 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 4,897' 1,493 m
Descent: -51' -16 m
High: 13,417' 4,090 m
Low: 8,551' 2,606 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 10% (6°)
Max Slope: 52% (27°)
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Avalanche risk for Apr 22, 2019: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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A beautiful and more casual ascent of Mt. Fairchild via the Lawn Lake Trail.

Ryan Nevius
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From Lawn Lake, follow the trail that leads northwest to The Saddle (past the trail junction to Crystal Lakes). At around 12,000' and just before The Saddle, leave the trail (if there is one) and follow the path of least resistance for 1 mile to the summit. Crampons are rarely needed for this ascent, but a pair of microspikes may be helpful. This would also make a fun descent if the South Face is in bad shape.

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