Mount Wilbur (Alaska)
Mts Orville and Wilbur
|Elevation||10,821 ft (3,298 m) |
|Prominence||3,963 ft (1,208 m) |
|Parent range||Fairweather Range, Saint Elias Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Fairweather C-4 Quadrangle|
|First ascent||1975 by D. Jones, C. Gerhardt, C. McKibben|
|Easiest route||snow/ice climb|
Mount Wilbur is a high peak of the Fairweather Range, the southernmost part of the Saint Elias Mountains. It lies approximately 14 miles (22 km) southeast of Mount Fairweather and 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Mount Crillon. It is included in Glacier Bay National Park. The peak is the higher of a pair of peaks, Mounts Wilbur and Orville, named after the Wright Brothers.
Though not a particularly high peak in absolute terms, Mount Wilbur does stand quite high above local terrain, due to its proximity to the ocean: the summit is only 7.5 miles from tidewater at the head of Lituya Bay to the southwest.
- "Mount Wilbur". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 14 Dec 2013.