• Winter light on the Fairweather Range

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Mountaineering information form



Please fill out the following information and return to Glacier Bay National Park and preserve.

EXPEDITION NAME:

EXPECTED YEAR OF CLIMB:

DEPARTURE DATE:

RETURN DATE:

MOUNTAIN:

ROUTE:

LEADER/ORGANIZER:

Name and address for all members of the party.

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PLANNED DROP-OFF POINT:

PILOT’S NAME AND COMPANY:

RADIO TYPE (IF APPLICABLE) CHANNEL OR FREQUENCY:

TENT TYPES AND COLOR:

DAYS OF FOOD FUEL:

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER/NAME:

The coastal mountains in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, topped by the 15,300-foot Mt. Fairweather, are among the least visited mountains of their elevation in North America. Mountaineering is made especially challenging by a stormy weather pattern and over 100 inches of precipitation a year; parties frequently spend one to two weeks waiting out storms. The remote access, harsh conditions, and limited availability of rescue require that a climbing party be experienced and totally self-reliant.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PLANNED ROUTE:

ALTERNATE ROUTE:

COMMENTS:

Please notify the Yakutat Ranger Station at (907) 784-3295 or Park Headquarters in Bartlett Cove at (907) 697-2230 when you have completed your trip. We would appreciate your mailing us a report of your climb to add to the limited information available on the Fairweather Range.

Did You Know?

Red-backed Vole

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