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Saint Elias Mountains

Region(s): North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (British Columbia, Yukon)
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Max. Elevation: 5 956 m / 19 541 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 282 miles / 454 km
Average Width: 420 miles / 261 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Saint Elias Mountains
Max. Elevation: 5 956 m / 19 541 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (British Columbia, Yukon)
Activity type: Please update
Starting Point: 60.86163203380237
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Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line: 1 000-1 500 m / 3 281-4 921 ft
Average Length: 282 miles / 454 km
Average Width: 420 miles / 261 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY)
Convenience Center(s): Anchorage
National
Park(s):
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Glacier Bay National Park

Location

North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (British Columbia, Yukon)
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    The Saint Elias Mountains are the highest coastal mountains in the world. They contain Canada's highest and most massive peaks. Mount Logan is only slightly lower than McKinley. The Saint Elias Mountains are exceed the Himalayas in vertical relief, with hundreds of sharp ice-clad peaks rising dramatically above sea-level glaciers. Weather conditions adds an extra challenge to ascents, besides the relief. The most popular peaks for expeditions are Sanford, Blackburn, Bona and St. Elias, because of their elevations over 16,000 feet. Many other peaks are equally challenging. Some have never been climbed.
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    The mountains are divided by the Duke Depression in two parst - there are higher ranges on the west (Icefield Ranges) and lower more rounded (Kluane Ranges) to the east. Although most of the range is non-volcanic, portions at the western end near the Wrangell Mountains are volcanic. This region includes two major stratovolcanoes - Mount Churchill and Mount Bona. West of the Saint Elias Mountains is the still-active Fairweather Fault. The climate is harsh and the weather is changeable, due to the proximity of the shoreline and the northern latitude.
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    The Saint Elias Mountains are located in southeastern Alaska in the United States (50%), southwestern Yukon and the very far northwestern part of British Columbia in Canada. They are extended In the northwest by the Wrangell Mountains, and border with the Chugach Mountains in the west.
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    This mountain range St Elias Mountains was named after Mount Saint Elias which had been named in 1741 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering.

     

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