American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount St. Elias as a Coastal Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1993

Mount St. Elias as a Coastal Peak. Mount St. Elias (5489 meters, 18,008 feet) is much nearer the ocean than before. The Tyndall Glacier has retreated into a newly created fjord and tidewater is only twelve miles from the summit of St. Elias. The glacier has retreated well over six miles since I photographed it in 1938.

Bradford Washburn

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