Fairweather, Mount

FAIRWEATHER, MOUNT (el 4,663 m) is the highest peak in BC. It is in the ST ELIAS MTS of the Outer Mountains System at the top end of the Alaska Panhandle, where it straddles the BC–Alaska border near TATSHENSHINIALSEK Provincial PARK. (Mt WADDINGTON is the highest peak wholly within BC.) Rising almost directly from the water, it has a massive appearance. It was named by James COOK in 1778 to commemorate the "fair weather" he was encountering. The mountain was first climbed in 1931 by the...

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