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  Mount Saint Elias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Saint Elias is the second highest mountain in both the United States and Canada, being situated on the Alaska and Yukon border.
Mount Saint Elias is notable for being the highest peak in the world that is so close to tidewater: its summit rises only 10 miles (16 km) from the head of Taan Fjord, off of Icy Bay.
Elias was first climbed on July 31, 1897 by an expedition led by famed explorer Prince Luigi Amadeo di Salva, Duke of the Abruzzi (who also reconnoitered the current standard route on K2) and including noted mountain photographer Vittorio Sella.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Saint_Elias   (374 words)

  
 Mount Saint Elias
Mount Saint Elias is a snow covered pyramid, which is continually blasted by storms, since it is less than 50 km from the ocean.
For many years, Mount Saint Elias was beleived to be the highest mountain in North America, and was also the first to be climbed.
The summit of Mount St. Elias consists of a spacious plateau stretching, with a slight inclination, from south-east to north-west.
bivouac.com /MtnPg.asp?MtnId=274   (709 words)

  
 Mount St. Elias
Mount Saint Elias is a huge, beautiful pyramid, located just 10 miles from open ocean.
From sea level at Icy Bay to the summit of St. Elias, it is a distance of only 10 miles...some of the greatest vertical relief in the world.
Although a major mountain landmark, Mount St. Elias is not a popular mountain to climb due to frequent storms and almost impossible climbing weather conditions.
www.nps.gov /wrst/virtualtour/mtstelias.htm   (205 words)

  
 Saint Elias, Mount - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SAINT ELIAS, MOUNT [Saint Elias, Mount], 18,008 ft (5,489 m) high, in the St. Elias Mts.
It was first seen by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on July 16, 1741; the duke of the Abruzzi, an Italian explorer, was the first (1897) to climb it.
Science and the St Elias: an evolving framework for sustainability in North America's highest mountains.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-stelias.html   (230 words)

  
 AboutBody
The prophet Elijah (Elias in Arabic) is one of the prominent figures of the Old Testament.
Then the prophets were to pray to their Baal and Elias to his Lord and "the god that shall answer by fire, let him be GOD." The priests of Baal prayed and cried to Baal for almost a day with no response.
At another time, Elias visited a widow of Sarephta, who having no food for him and her son as a result of the famine, was saddened not to be able to offer him refreshment.
www.saintelias.org /beta/AboutBody.html   (2504 words)

  
 SummitPost - Mount Saint Elias -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Elias is the most remote, and least explored high peak in North America.
Elias lies in one of the fastest-rising land areas in the world, growing at about 4cm per year, about as fast as your fingernails grow.
Located within the boudaries of Wrangell St. Elias Park and Preserve the area is blessedly free of any permit requirements.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/172273/Mount-Saint-Elias.html   (554 words)

  
 Poetry on the Peaks
Saint Elias Mountains are a rugged series of the world's highest coastal mountains.
The international boundary is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the coast between Mount St. Elias and Mount Fairweather.
They are Mount Logan (19,524 feet, or 5,951 meters) in the Yukon Territory, and Mount St. Elias (18,008 feet, or 5,489 meters) in Alaska.
www.rattapallax.com /mountain_mt_elias.htm   (324 words)

  
 Alaska Peaks with 5,000 or more feet of Prominence
The indicated prominence of Mount Fairweather is based upon a minimum key saddle elevation of 2,312 feet and a maximum of 2,400 feet since at least one saddle must be no higher than the latter.
The Mount Hubbard key saddle is 2,080-2,120 m (6,824-6,955 ft) in Canada at (60 39 57 N, 139 18 24 W) on a saddle walk north to both Mount Lucania and Mount Vancouver as potential prominence parents.
The indicated prominence for Mount Chamberlin is based upon a 500 foot error range (+/- 250 feet) for the UNCHECKED elevation (1,345 feet) of the lowest possible key saddle on the saddle walk described in footnote 7.
www.cohp.org /prominence/lists/ak_5000P.html   (2442 words)

  
 Orthodox Central - Saint Elias
Those who would call it a coincidence may be reminded that the odd against its being a coincidence are 365 to 1, and that the odds for its being in the hand of God are an even one to one.
Known as Elias in the Greek and King James versions of the New Testament, Elias of great fame was from Thisbe or Thesbe, a town of Galaad (Gilead), beyond the Jordan.
He foretold the destruction of the house of Ahab, and the death of his son Ohozias; and as for the two captains of fifty that were sent by the king, he burned them for their punishment, bringing fire down from Heaven.
www.orthodoxcentral.com /saints/saintelias.htm   (477 words)

  
 Mount Saint Elias Photos - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mount St. Elias from the entrance to Yakutat Bay.
Mount Saint Elias, as viewed exiting Sawmill Cove, July 2005 aboard the landing craft "Alaska Challenger".
Mount St. Elias in a sea of clouds.
www.peakware.com /photos.html?pk=223   (148 words)

  
 Exploring Alaska - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the root of the Alaska panhandle, on the border with Canada, is a magnificent area consisting of the Wrangell, Chugach, and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Located on the border of Alaska and the Yukon Terretory, Mount Saint Elias is the second highest peak in the U.S. and in Canada.
Climatically, Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in the world outside of Antarctica; the summit of Mount Everest is climatically equivalent to the 13,000 foot level on Denali.
www.k-online.com /~esquared/alaska/geogrphy.htm   (1663 words)

  
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The entrance to the Columbia River with Mount St. Helens seen in the distance.
Mount Saint Elias is one of the largest mountains visible from the sea on the North American continent.
It rises to a height of 18,008 feet in a distance of less than 20 miles from sea level at Icy Bay.
www.photolib.noaa.gov /coastline/coind42.htm   (1099 words)

  
 Mountain Travel Sobek: Wrangell-St. Elias Glacier Expedition
West of Glacier Bay, at the foot of the 18,008-foot Mount Saint Elias, lies the remote and spectacularly beautiful fjords of Icy Bay.
The backdrop is the St. Elias Mountains, the highest coastal mountain range in the world.
Mount St. Elias has a sea level to summit rise of 18,008 feet in less than 10 miles, making it the highest vertical rise in the world (Everest, by comparison, has a base to summit rise of only 12,000 feet).
www.mtsobek.com /mts/ICY   (588 words)

  
 ~ Opus Dei Alert ~ St. Elias vs. Opus Dei.
Escriva) thought it was a mistake that the people who were around certain Saints in the past did not write down their (the Saints) statements for others to read at a future time.
This display of presumptuous vanity is the antitheses of humility and Carmelite thought, which teaches that the foundation of the spiritual life is the firm conviction that you are nothing and God is everything.
Elias never died, but was taken up to heaven alive and that he will return at Christ’s Second Coming.
www.opusdeialert.com /stelias.htm   (689 words)

  
 History of the Diocese
The Sisters of Saint Ann operated this hospital and school, which were both named for Saint Ann and greatly expanded over the years, until the 1960s.
The Shrine of Saint Therese was established twenty-five miles from downtown Juneau to honor the newly named patroness of the Alaskan Church.
On February 9, 1966, the portion of the Diocese of Juneau lying west of Mount Saint Elias and Icy Bay was detached from that Diocese to form part of the new Archdiocese of Anchorage.
www.dioceseofjuneau.org /history.htm   (1403 words)

  
 Mount Saint Elias - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mount Saint Elias is a huge, beautiful pyramid, located just 35 miles from sea.
In actuality it is nearly 2000 feet smaller than is near neighbor to the north, Yukon's Mount Logan (19,550 ft.), and is also smaller in stature.
When seen from the south, however, Mount Saint Elias is a truly spectacular mountain with awesome vertical relief.
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=223   (228 words)

  
 The St. Elias Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mount Saint Elias (18,008') is the second highest in the United States and the third highest n
The Saint Elias exceed the Himalayas in vertical relief, with hundreds of sharp ice-clad peaks rising dramatically above sea-level glaciers.
This mountain range is also home to the greatest number of glaciers in North America, including the mighty Malaspina and active Hubbard.
www.nps.gov /wrst/virtualtour/steliasmtns.htm   (108 words)

  
 Mt. Diablo Viewshed Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is widely claimed that the area visible from the 3849' summit of Mount Diablo, which rises near the center of Contra Costa county on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, ranks second in the world after that of Kilimanjaro, in northern Tanzania near the east coast of Africa.
Furthermore, Mount Diablo's horizon is not entirely unobstructed; about 135° of it are defined by nearby peaks not more than 40 miles away in the same range.
Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Santiago Peak in Orange county, Mount Saint Elias in Alaska, Mount Fairweather in British Columbia, or Pico San Cristobal Colòn in Colombia.
www.k-online.com /~esquared/outdoor/diablo.htm   (1729 words)

  
 Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite / Mar Elya
The glorious Elias, the angel in body, the pillar of the prophets and second forerunner of Christ’s advent, by sending grace from on high upon Elisha, dispels diseases, purifies lepers and overflows with healing for those who honor him.
The Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared that the Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite / Mar Elya was a Saint.
The Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite / Mar Elya is connected with Mount Camel by his encounter with the prophets of Baal on that location.
www.mliles.com /melkite/prophetelias.shtml   (1432 words)

  
 Wrangell-St. Elias Glacier Escape
West of Glacier Bay, at the foot of the 18,008-foot Mount Saint Elias, lie the remote and spectacularly beautiful fjords of Icy Bay.
These were created just in the last century during a rapid retreat of the glaciers that now lie at the head of the fjords.
Mount St. Elias has a sea level to summit rise of 18,000 feet in less than 10 miles, making it the highest vertical rise in the world (Everest, by comparison, has a base to summit rise of only 12,000 feet).
www.mtsobek.com /mts/WES   (525 words)

  
 Mount Augusta
Cells: Logan 4000 / Saint Elias 3000 / Saint Elias 2000 / Augusta 1000 / Augusta 500
Mount Augusta sits on the Yukon-Alaska border, with its northern slopes dropping off onto Seward Glacier.
It's at the eastern end of the coastal range that begins with Mount Saint Elias on the west, and goes eastward.
bivouac.com /MtnPg.asp?MtnId=244   (180 words)

  
 Mount Cook (Saint Elias Mountains) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Cook (or Boundary Peak 182) is a high peak on the Yukon Territory-Alaska border, in the Saint Elias Mountains of North America.
It is approximately 15 miles southwest of Mount Vancouver and 35 miles east-southeast of Mount Saint Elias.
It forms one of the corners of the jagged border, which is defined to run in straight lines between the major peaks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Cook_(Saint_Elias_Mountains)   (292 words)

  
 Tahoe man missing, presumed dead on Alaska's Mount St. Elias (printable version)
A Lake Tahoe-area man is one of two climbers on Mount St. Elias who are missing and presumed dead after they attempted to descend America's second tallest peak on skis.
It marked the second time Martin had climbed Mount St. Elias, which at 18,008 feet, is America's second tallest peak.
In an interview that appeared last week in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Martin said the weather was the most dangerous part of the climb on Mount Saint Elias.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=11944   (665 words)

  
 New Route in St. Elias Range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Britons Paul Schweizer and Simon Yates climbed a new route on the 6,000-foot West Face of Mount Alverstone in the St. Elias Range this spring.
The new route on the West Face of Mount Alverstone climbs the central couloir directly to the snow basin below the summit.
The gully to the left was climbed by Barry Blanchard and Mark Wilford in 1998.
www.climbing.com /news/alverstone   (221 words)

  
 Lighthouses@Lighthouse Digest ... Alaska’s Cape St. Elias Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cape St. Elias Lighthouse is on uninhabited Kayak Island, 62 miles southeast of the nearest town, Cordova, Alaska.
To the north from the Gulf of Alaska, Cape St. Elias is an unforgettable sight.
World-traveler and renowned anthropologist Frederica de Laguna, in her work, “Under Mount Saint Elias,” called this isolated coastal region the most beautiful in the world.
www.lhdigest.com /Digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=923   (770 words)

  
 De Laguna Obituary
She repeatedly visited the Tlingit community of Yakutat for the monumental ethnographic work she is best known: Under Mount Saint Elias: The History and Culture of the Yakutat Tlingit.
This holistic study of the archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of the Yakutat Tlingit was published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1972.
She was to be honored later for her Yakutat work at a potlatch in 1997 which became the focus for a documentary about her work: Reunion Under Mount Saint Elias directed by Laura Bliss.
www.aaanet.org /lagunaedited.htm   (801 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Now: Frederica De Laguna, 1906-2004
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna '27, the founder of the Bryn Mawr College Department of Anthropology and an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of indigenous Alaskan cultures, died of heart failure at her home in Bryn Mawr on Oct.6, three days after her 98th birthday.
De Laguna, who was known as “Freddy” to friends and colleagues, was the recipient of countless awards and honors, including a Tlingit potlatch that later became the basis of Reunion Under Mount Saint Elias, a 1997 documentary about her work.
Under Mount Saint Elias: The History and Culture of the Yakutat Tlingit, her groundbreaking holistic study of the archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of one culture, was published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1972.
www.brynmawr.edu /news/2004-10-21/delaguna.shtml   (515 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Saint Elias, Mount, Canada (Canadian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Saint Elias, Mount, Canada (Canadian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Saint Elias, Mount[ilI´us] Pronunciation Key, 18,008 ft (5,489 m) high, in the St. Elias Mts.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Saint Elias, Mount
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 Saint Elijah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The prophet Elijah appears in Scriptures as a man of God who lived always in God's presence and fought zealously for the worship of the one true God.
He defended God's law in the solemn contest on Mount Carmel, and afterwards was given on Mount Horeb an intimate experience of the living God.
The inspiration that was found in him from the very beginnings of the Order so pervades its whole history that the prophet may deservedly be called the founder of the Carmelite ideal.
www.carmelites.ie /Saints/elijah.htm   (159 words)

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