Fairweather Mountain, elevation 4663 m, is located at the southern end of the St Elias Range, on the BC-Alaska border, where a segment of the BC border juts southwest, nearly cutting off the Alaska Panhandle. Named in 1778 by Captain James COOK and considered to be one of the highest coastal mountains in the world, glaciers spawned on its flanks flow to the Gulf of Alaska, 35 km to the west. Despite its name, the mountain and its environs are noted for foul weather conditions. First climbed on 7 June 1931 by Americans Allen Carpé and Terris Moore, a second ascent was made in June 1958 by a Canadian party of 8, commemorating British Columbia's centennial.