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Mount Alverstone

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Isolation  3.62 km (2.25 mi)
Easiest route  glacier/snow/ice climb
First ascent  1951
Mountain range  Saint Elias Mountains
Parent range  Saint Elias Mountains
Elevation  4,420 m
Prominence  594 m
Parent peak  Mount Hubbard
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Listing  North America highest peaks 25th Canada highest major peaks 12th US highest major peaks 12th
Location  Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska, U.S. / Yukon, Canada
Topo map  USGS Mount Saint Elias B-3
Similar  Mount Hubbard, Mount Slaggard, Mount Vancouver, Mount Wood, University Peak

Mount Alverstone or Boundary Peak 180, is a high peak in the Saint Elias Mountains, on the border between Alaska and Yukon. It shares a large massif with the higher Mount Hubbard to the south and the slightly lower Mount Kennedy to the east. The summit of Mount Alverstone marks a sharp turn in the Alaska/Canada border; the border goes south from this point toward the Alaska panhandle and west toward Mount Saint Elias.

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Map of Mt Alverstone

The mountain was named in 1908 for Lord Richard Everard Webster Alverstone, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1900–13, and Boundary Commissioner in 1903. He served on various arbitration commissions including the one dealing with the Bering Sea Fur seal controversy. In the Alaska boundary dispute in 1903, his vote was the deciding one against Canadian claims.

ClimbingEdit

Mount Alverstone was first climbed in 1951 by a party led by Walter Wood, during an expedition that also made the first ascent of Mount Hubbard. The successful climbs were tinged by tragedy when, upon returning from the peaks, Wood learned that his wife Foresta and daughter Valerie had died in a plane crash nearby along with their pilot. Mount Foresta, near Mount Alverstone, is named in her honor.

References

Mount Alverstone Wikipedia


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