Mountaineering – Fletcher Mountain (13,951 ft) via Southwest Ridge

Fletcher Mountain Naptime

Beth and Kurt on Top of Fletcher Mountain

Fletcher Mountain Track
On Saturday, I climbed Fletcher Mountain with Kurt and Beth. We had spent the night up in Frisco, which made the start of the day much more enjoyable. The forecast was looking good, if a bit windy, so I was looking forward to the challenge.

I had tried to reach Fletcher twice before in the winter, from the other side, via Drift. Both other times we had to turn back, so I was hoping that this route would pay off. I left my camera at home, so thanks to Beth for posting all her pictures online and sharing them!

Fletcher Mountain From Southeast Ridge
Our first look at the summit from 12,500 ft.

Clare With North Star Mountain
Me with North Star Mountain in the background. Someday, I’d like to climb the ridge on this Bi-centennial. Looks like fun!

Kurt with Blue Lake Below
Kurt enjoying a nice snack break, mid mountain.

Kurt and Beth with Fletcher Mountain
Kurt and Beth having a grand old time.

Clare with Fletcher Mountain
Smiles, in moderate wind!

Clare on the Southeast Ridge of Fletcher Mountain
Beth took this one of me on the flat spot, just before the last upward push.

Fletcher Mountain - My Serious Summit Face
With Quandary Peak behind me…It’s a very popular 14er.

Elevation Profile From Fletcher Mountain
Our elevation profile.

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