Saint Elias Mountains


Saint Elias Mountains
Segment of the Pacific Coast Ranges in the southwestern Yukon Territory of Canada and eastern Alaska, U.S. The mountains extend southeast about 250 mi (400 km) from the Wrangell Mountains to Cross Sound along the Canada-U.S. border.

Many peaks exceed 17,000 ft (5,200 km), including Mount St. Elias (18,008 ft [5,489 km]) and Mount Logan. In 1741 Vitus Bering sighted Mount St. Elias from his ship and became the first official European discoverer of northwestern America. The mountains contain the world's most extensive ice fields outside the polar ice caps. The southern end of the range forms part of Glacier Bay National Park.

* * *

▪ mountains, North America
      segment of the Pacific Coast Ranges, extending southeastward for about 250 miles (400 km) from the Wrangell Mountains to Cross Sound along the Canada–United States (Alaska) border. Many peaks exceed 17,000 feet (5,200 m), including Mount St. Elias, Mount Logan (second only in height in North America to Mount McKinley and the highest in Canada), Mount King, and Mount Lucania. The Wrangell, Chugach, and Kenai mountains (northwest) and the Fairweather Range (south) are sometimes considered part of the group. The St. Elias Mountains hold the world's most extensive ice fields outside the polar ice caps, extending south and east for 235 miles from the eastern part of the Chugach Mountains to the Alsek River and including the Malaspina, Guyat, Seward, Bering, and Hubbard glaciers. The southern end of the range forms part of Glacier Bay National Park.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saint Elias Mountains —   [sɪntɪ laɪəs maʊntɪnz], Gebirgszug in Nordwestkanada und Südostalaska, USA, Grenzberg ist der Mount Saint Elias (5 489 m über dem Meeresspiegel), im Mount Logan erreicht der Gebirgszug 5 959 m über dem Meeresspiegel. Die Saint Elias Mountains… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Saint Elias Mountains — Geobox|Range name=Saint Elias Mountains image caption=Mt. Saint Elias country=United States country1=Canada region=Alaska | region1=Yukon | region2=British Columbia parent=Pacific Coast Ranges border=Wrangell Mountains length imperial=300| length …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Elias Mountains — Mount Logan Mount Saint Elias Die Eliaskette (englisch Saint Elias Mountains oder Saint Elias Range) ist der höchste, stark vergletscherte Teil der nordamerikanischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Saint Elias Mountains — Montagnes Saint Elias Montagnes Saint Elias Géographie Altitude 5 959 m, Mont Logan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saint Elias Mountains — geographical name mountain range of the Coast Ranges SW Yukon Territory & E Alaska see Logan (Mount) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saint Elias Mountains — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mount Cook (Saint Elias Mountains) — Mount Cook Elevation 13,766 ft (4,196 m) [1] …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Elias — can refer to:* Elijah, a Jewish prophet revered as a Christian saint * Mount Saint Elias, the second highest mountain in Canada and the United States * Saint Elias Mountains, a mountain range in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Elias,Mount — Saint E·li·as (sānt ĭ līʹəs), Mount A peak, 5,492.4 m (18,008 ft) high, in the Saint Elias Mountains, a section of the Coast Ranges on the border between eastern Alaska and southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Mount Logan, rising to 5,954.8 m… …   Universalium

  • Saint Elias, Mount — ▪ mountain, North America       second highest peak (18,008 feet [5,489 m]) of the St. Elias Mountains, on the Canada–United States (Alaska) border, 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska. The mountain rises north of Malaspina Glacier.… …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.