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Fairchild Mountain Northeast Slope

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8.9 Miles 14.4 Kilometers


Ascent

4,897' 1,493 m

Ascent

-51' -16 m

Descent

10%

Avg Slope (6°)

52%

Max Slope (27°)

13,417' 4,090 m

High

8,551' 2,606 m

Low

Shared By Ryan Nevius

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Avalanche risk for Dec 12, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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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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