National Geographic : 1935 Mar
A VAST ICE BLANKET IS SPREAD AT THE FEET OF TOWERING MOUNTST. ELIAS The fourth highest peak in North America shows its rock-ribbed bulk to an airplane flying at 5,000 feet. The gigantic mass of this mountain towers 18,008 feet among the low coastal hills in the middle background. The huge ice expanse in the foreground is part of the MalaspinaGlacier, one of the largest inthe world, outside the polar regions, with an area of more than 1,000 square miles of ice surface'(see pages 366, 382-3).