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Fairview Mountain

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  • From the carpool location we will drive to Chateau Lake Louise, take the trail to Saddleback Pass and from the pass to Fairview Mountain. The trail starts near the Lake Louise boat house, climbing gently 600 m for 3.7 km to the Saddleback Pass. From there a maze of hiker made trails winds its way up to the summit - another 415 m elevation gain over 1.3 km. At the summit (2,744 m) you will  enjoy great views of Mt. Temple (3,544 m) and Mt Victoria (3,464 m) - the mountain is called Fairview for a reason. Return the same way as the ascent.

    We will be hiking at a very moderate, but consistent pace. Elevation gain is the only thing which classifies this hike as difficult.



    Difficulty: Difficult D5
    Trail Length: 10 km (return)
    Time to Complete: 5 hours

    Elevation Gain: 1015 m
    Drive Time to Trailhead: 2 hours



    Expect and be prepared for: traversing steep slopes, some scree; sunshine; wind and lower temperature at the top; unexpected weather changes. Superb 360 degree view from Fairview Mountain (that's why it is called Fairview.)

    Required items to bring:
    o hiking boots (gaiters recommended to prevent fine scree an/or snow from getting into your boots)
    o hiking poles - snow baskets recommended
    o food and drink sufficient for 5-6 hours
    o sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, tuque, neckwarmer or scarf.
    o something to sit on at lunch break (piece of foam, garbage bag.)
    o pants and jacket/shirt which will dry quickly (no cotton); windbreaker, rain jacket, WARM fleece; gloves; spare pair of dry socks; dress in layers, have extra warm layers to put on when we are at the top.

    Safety Notes: The upper portion of the trail may already have some snow/ice patches and may be slippery. There are multiple paths to the top - some of them difficult. Participants have to hike as a group and follow the organizer. Temperature at the top may be only few degrees + wind.

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  • Victoria

    Hello ! I don't have car, is there a place for me in a car ? Thank you ! P.S. Excuse me for spelling mistakes, I'm french !

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey my RSVP is tentative right now. Will have a better idea I think this weekend. If I come, I can give you a ride

      October 2, 2013

  • Debbie

    I'm assuming 8:15 am not pm? Or is this a night hike?

    August 23, 2013

  • Tian W.

    Hi, is there someone who could pick me up near UC? Thanks!

    July 7, 2013

    • Pamela R.

      Hi Tian post on Meet Up and see if anyone can pick u up!

      July 21, 2013


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