|Elevation||11,000+ ft (3,350+ m) |
|Prominence||5,300 ft (1,600 m) |
|Location||Wrangell–St. Elias National Park|
Alaska, United States
|Parent range||Saint Elias Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Saint Elias A-4|
|First ascent||1979 Fred Beckey|
Mount Foresta is an 11,000+ ft (3,350+ m) multi-peak massif located in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, in the Saint Elias Mountains of Alaska in the United States. Rising high above the lower western margin of the Hubbard Glacier, the summit of Mount Foresta is just over 9 mi (14 km) from tidewater at Disenchantment Bay, 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Mount Seattle, 14.5 mi (23 km) southeast of Mount Vancouver, and 46 mi (74 km) north of Yakutat.
The mountain was named for Foresta Hodgson Wood (1904-1951), who was responsible for the logistics planning of the Project Snow Cornice of the Arctic Institute of North America. Foresta, with her daughter Valerie F. Wood (1933-1951), were killed in an airplane crash in the vicinity of this mountain on July 27, 1951 during this scientific expedition. The Valerie Glacier flows along the southwest aspect of Mount Foresta. The names were proposed in 1957 by the Arctic Institute of North America.
- List of mountain peaks of North America
|Mount Vancouver||Kluane National Park||Mount Hubbard||
|Mount Cook||Mount Foresta||Hubbard Glacier|
|Valerie Glacier||Disenchantment Bay||Mount Seattle|
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- "Mount Foresta". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- "Mount Foresta". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- "Valerie Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- American Alpine Journal 1980