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Mt. St. Elias is located in the Kluane National Park Reserve in the southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. At 18,008 feet (5,489 meters), it is the second highest mountain in North America, and the ninth highest peak in the world. The mountain was named by George Vancouver in 1794 after his friend, Baron St. Elias, who was the Russian ambassador to Great Britain. The first ascent of Mt. St. Elias was made on July 31, 1897 by a party led by J. Norman Collie.

The mountain is a massive ice-capped peak, with more than 30 glaciers flowing down its slopes. The most popular route to the summit is via the North Ridge, which starts from the Donjek Glacier on the north side of the mountain. The climb is long and strenuous, involving a traverse of a glacier and a steep ascent up a rocky ridge. Other routes include the West Ridge and the South Ridge.

Mt. St. Elias is a popular destination for climbers and hikers, and offers some of the most challenging mountaineering in North America. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and wolverines.

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The Mt St Elias is located in Yukon. To get to the start of the trails, take the Alaska Highway north from Dawson City. The trailhead is located about 60 km north of Dawson City.

Why visit Mt St Elias

The Mt. St. Elias in Yukon is a breathtaking sight that should be visited by anyone who appreciates natural beauty. The mountain is the second-highest peak in North America, and its glaciers and snow-capped peaks are a sight to behold. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, moose, and caribou. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the area, or simply take in the views from one of the many scenic overlooks.

Is Mt St Elias in Yukon a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might enjoy the challenge of hiking and backpacking in the rugged mountain terrain of Mt. St. Elias, while others might prefer a more relaxed vacation experience with plenty of activities and amenities available nearby.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mt St Elias in Yukon are hiking, camping, and fishing.

-Hiking and camping in the beautiful backcountry around Mt. St. Elias

-Fishing for salmon in the glacial rivers

-Viewing wildlife, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, black and grizzly bears, and wolves

-Paddling on the pristine lakes and rivers

-Flightseeing over the glaciers and mountains

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Loon in Haines, Alaska is a great place to eat near Mt St Elias. They have a wide variety of food, including seafood, burgers, and pizza.

2. The 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage, Alaska is a great place to eat near Mt St Elias. They have a wide variety of food, including burgers, pizza, and salads.

3. The Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage, Alaska is a great place to eat near Mt St Elias. They have a wide variety of food, including pizza, salads, and sandwiches.

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