Saint Elias, Mount

Saint Elias, Mount ĭlī´əs [key], 18,008 ft (5,489 m) high, in the St. Elias Mts. on the U.S.-Canadian border between SW Yukon and SE Alaska fourth highest peak of North America. It was first seen by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on July 16, 1741 Luigi Amedeo, duca degli Abruzzi , an Italian explorer, was the first (1897) to climb it. Malaspina Glacier rises there.

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