Mount Fairweather (officially Fairweather Mountain in Canada but referred to as Mount Fairweather) is one of the world's highest coastal mountains and the highest peak in British Columbia. It is located 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean on the border of Alaska, United States and western British Columbia, Canada. Most of the mountain lies within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska, while the summit is located in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, British Columbia. The mountain was named on May 3, 1778 by Captain James Cook apparently for the unusually good weather encountered at the time. Despite its name, Mount Fairweather has generally harsh weather conditions. It receives over 100 inches of precipitation each year (mostly snow) and has temperatures of around -50°F. Clouds usually hide the summit from view.
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15,325 ft / 4,671 m
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