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Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...Bolshaya Zemlya - "the big land" - the greatest geographical find in Russian history. They named the tallest peak Mount St. Elias, after an Old Testament prophet, who among other things, is said to have inspired the creation of the word "zealot...
Make some noise! Melting glaciers do ...

...microphones 70 meters deep in Icy Bay, a fjord near the top of the Alaska Panhandle just 4 miles from 18,008-foot Mount St. Elias. They also sampled sound at nearby Yakutat Bay and at Andvord Bay in Antarctica.Researcher Jeff Nystuen of the...
Remembering Dr. Maynard 'Mal' Miller

...Everest expedition; he made a first ascent of Mount Bertha, and a first American and first east ridge ascent of Mount St. Elias. But friends, family and colleagues say his main legacy is the thousands of young people of whom he asked "What...
When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are

...the most beautiful spots in Southeast Alaska. Behind the town tower two of the highest mountains in North America, Mount St. Elias and Mount Logan. Only Mount Denali is higher. On the outer coast lie open sandy beaches running for 60 miles southeast...
Yakutat provides beauty and good-hearted, hardy people

...stated prosaically "at 12:30 we sighted high, snow-covered mountains." Mount Logan is 19,850 feet high. Mount St. Elias is a little over 18,000 feet. Three other mountains close by are over 14,000 feet. I lived in Yakutat for five...
Almost 2,000 expected to attend Celebration

...Ramos. This week, Ramos and the Mount St. Elias Dancers from Yakutat will bring...Yakutat for Celebration. The Mount St. Elias Dancers have senior and junior...traditional dances when they see the Mount St. Elias Dancers perform. Ramos said there...
3 brothers die in climbing mishap on side of Denali's Mount Foraker

...were swept off by an avalanche. Five mountain climbers have now died this year in Alaska. In April, two died on Mount St. Elias in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve after they fell 4,000 feet while trying to ski down the mountain...
'08 Celebration days announced

...on language and cultural issues. There also is a juried art show the day before the festival begins. The Yakutat Mount St. Elias Dancers have been chosen to lead Celebration - an honor bestowed upon one group each festival. Celebration is an...
Southeast Sagas: Buying the 'icebox' got Seward little credit

...a Danish explorer in the service of the Russian navy, sighted a peak from the Gulf of Alaska and named the peak Mount St. Elias. Bering's crew was shipwrecked, and Bering himself died of scurvy. The survivors of the Bering expedition did...
Yakutat opens season with win

...over the weekend by winning the Mount St. Elias Tournament at home. Sound a first-round win in the Mount St. Elias tournament in Yakutat. Michael...Dimond JV 24 Yakutat captured Mount St. Elias Tournament on Saturday by nipping...


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