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North America, United States, Alaska, Fairweather Range, Mount Fairweather, West Ridge

Mount Fairweather, West Ridge. Jack Bennett, Dan Bennett and Tom Bennett summitted Mount Fairweather (15,300 feet) on June 14. We believe this to be the only expedition to Mount Fairweather in 1995. Our approach was from the Upper Grand Plateau Glacier to the valley between Mount Fairweather and its west peak, and then the West Ridge to the summit. This route has been climbed few times before. The route is without great technical challenge, but is made difficult by the bad weather and almost continuous snowfall of the region.

Jack Bennett