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Beginners Scrambling Mount Fairview

Mount Fairview is a wonderful place. The mountain is aptly named.  The view of the Valley of Six Glaciers, Bow Valley, Mt Temple etc. is spectacular.  For those that wish to delve into hands on scrambling we can descend the saddle ridge to the SW to a pinnacle that offers all levels of challenge.


***It is extremely important to read the following information carefully and prepare accordingly.***

It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates, changes or cancellations before the trip. Gear checks will be conducted at the meet up location. Failure to have the required gear will result in the participant not attending the trip.

A waiting list has been created for this trip. Participants will be confirmed in order after sending in their waiver. Participants must be punctual and have a good RSVP history. Which means they do not constantly change their RSVP statuses, are not regularly late and do not back out last minute.

Membership And Waiver

In order to participate in a CSMC trip, you must have paid for a 2014 membership which costs $20. Payment can be made online through the CSMC page on Meetup. Waivers are mandatory for every trip and can be filled out here.

Expect a fair amount of snow around tree line, in Saddle between Fairview and Saddle Mountains.  The trail should be well defined even in snow at this date.

Altitude:  2774 Meters

Elevation gain: 1000 Meters

Km: about 8 KM return

Group size: 10

Estimated time: 7 hrs.

Mandatory gear:

Solid hiking boots, helmet if climbing the Pinnacle

Sunscreen, sunglasses , hat/cap, touque

~ 30 L pack, waterbottle/ water bladder

Rain and wind resistant outer jacket and pants, warm layers, NO COTTON, long pants for tick prevention.




Gloves with traction

Snacks and emergency food.


It’s tick time, bring bug-spray.

It’s bear time, bring bear spray if you have

On a warm day you will need 2 L of water.

Weather forecast:; or Environment Canada; or

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  • Kevin M

    So Gen do you live on Fairview??

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • Genevieve K

    Hi Guys! I went up Fairview on Canada Day. There are still a few snow patches, but the upper route is dry and quite pleasant! No need for micro-spikes or ice axe. Unfortunately, not enough snow left to practice self-arrest :(
    The views are spectacular, so bring you "good" camera ;)

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • Kevin M

    I am postponing this trip until July 6. Any hands on scrambling opportunities will be dismissed due to the wet weather. Web Cams and elevation forecast direct to snow and 1 degree C on Sunday. This mountain is really a trip for "Fairview" weather and as a beginner trip I do not want to discourage people with waist deep post holling

    June 13, 2014

    • Elissa-Shaye

      Sounds good. Unfortunately, I have something already booked the first weekend in July. Have fun though!

      June 13, 2014

    • Pete C.

      I can't make the first weekend in July. Have fun.

      June 13, 2014

  • Debbie

    Have to back out of this trip... Sounds like too much snow which will make it too scary for me. Have a great time.

    June 13, 2014

  • Genevieve K

    Hi Kevin! When I drove by yesterday there was still lots of snow on the route, all the way down to at least tree line, if not lower. With the rain/snow in the forecast you'll be looking at a mixed bag of, well, you know! Bring an ice axe, and expect wet snow, and maybe winter-like conditions higher up if the weather stays cool. Travel through the treed trail will likely be wet and muddy. Play safe!

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • HelenH

    have a fun one!

    June 12, 2014

  • Genevieve K

    As of today, there is still a good amount of snow on the ascent slope. Bring an ice axe, as there may be good opportunity for glissading. The snow will most likely be crusty in the morning, so micro spikes or crampons might be good to carry. Have fun!

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Valeh

      What is glissading?

      June 12, 2014

  • Valeh

    Is it going to rain?

    June 12, 2014

  • Gillian

    Sorry, too late of notice for me to get confirmed off the waitlist. I have other plans for Sunday. Have fun though! Looks like its going to be a good one!

    June 11, 2014

  • Morgan

    Waiver signed.

    June 11, 2014

  • Myndi

    I was really looking forward to doing this but unfortunately have to bail....overbooked myself for this weekend. Hopefully there will be another opportunity soon

    June 11, 2014

  • Andrew W.

    I have been scheduled to work Sunday.. boo!

    June 11, 2014

  • Genevieve K

    Im going back that way tomorrow. Ill sent beta your way

    June 10, 2014

  • Kevin M

    There is snow. Lets ski!

    June 10, 2014

  • Anna

    Take crazy pics like we did last time! Hugs!

    June 10, 2014

  • Marko

    Lake Louise ski hill has a web cam pointed at Fairview.

    June 10, 2014

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