|Elevation||4420 m (14,500 ft)  NAVD88|
|Prominence||594 m (1950 ft) |
|Isolation||3.62 km (2.25 mi) |
|Parent peak||Mount Hubbard|
|Location||Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska, U.S. / Yukon, Canada|
|Parent range||Saint Elias Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Saint Elias B-3|
|First ascent||1951 by Walter Wood, Peter Wood, Robert Bates, Nicholas Clifford|
|Easiest route||glacier/snow/ice climb|
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.
The mountain was named in 1908 for Lord Richard Everard Webster Alverstone, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1900–13, and U.S. 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.
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.
- List of mountain peaks of North America
- List of Boundary Peaks of the Alaska-British Columbia/Yukon border
- Wood, Michael; Coombs, Colby (2001). Alaska: A climbing guide. The Mountaineers. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
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