Mount St Elias, elev 5489 m, the second-highest mountain in Canada, a boundary peak between Alaska and the YT, is located in the St Elias Range, 43 km SW of Mt LOGAN. First sighted in 1747 by a member of Vitus BERING's Russian expedition, its name derived from nearby Cape St Elias, named by the Bering Expedition. In May 1778 Capt James COOK attached an elevation of 5517 m, astonishingly close to that officially accepted today. The first successful ascent was made by a large Italian party led by the duke of Abruzzi in July 1897.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Boles, Glen. "Mount St Elias". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 24 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mount-st-elias. Accessed 29 November 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Boles, G. (2014). Mount St Elias. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mount-st-elias
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Boles, Glen. "Mount St Elias." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 24, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Mount St Elias," by Glen Boles, Accessed November 29, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mount-st-elias
Mount St Elias
Article by Glen Boles
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 24, 2014