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Mountain Name(s): Mount Logan, Gunung Logan, Logan, Logan Dağı, Logan Soaⁿ, Logan mendia, Logano kalnas, Maciço Logan, Menez Logan, Mont Logan, Monte Logan, Mount Logan, Muntele Logan, Mynydd Logan, Núi Logan, Όρος Λόγκαν, Гара Логан, Логан, Лоуган, Лоґан, Маунт Логан, جبل لوجان, ٹلہ لوگان, کوه لوگن, লোগান পর্বত, லோகன் மலை, ლოგანი, ሎጋን, ローガン山, 洛根山, 로건 산... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 5959 m / 19550.5 ft     Snow line: Please update
Summit(s): West Peak (5 922 m /19 429 feet)
East Peak (5 898 m /19 350 feet)
Houstons Peak (5 720 m /18 766 feet)
Prospectors Peak (5 644 m /18 517 feet)
Main Summit (5 959 m /19 551 feet)
    Prominence: 5 247 m/17 215 ft
Location: Canada(Yukon);     Isolation: 623 km/387 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 60°34'1.992''N
-140°-24'-9.972''W
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    Climbing Season(s): 15 Apr - 31 Jul;
Parent Range: Saint Elias Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY);
Range: Southern Icefield Ranges     Convenience Center(s): Haines Junction;
First Ascent: 23/6/1925 Allen Carpé , William Foster , Fred Lambart , Albert MacCarthy , Norman Read , Andrew Taylor ... More     National Park(s): Kluane National Park and Reserve;

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Mt. Logan is listed on the Second Seven Summits as it is the

second highest peak in North America next to Alaska’s Mt.

McKinley/Denali Peak, and it is also on a list of ultras in Canada.

The mountain is absolutely massive and mountaineers who

thought they saw gigantic mountains in the Himalayas are awed

by the size of Logan. Even from a distance it completely fills the

skyline.

Description Edit

It is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest in

Nort. The Logan massif has 11 peaks over 5,000 metres, rises

about 3000 m from the surrounding glaciers and has the largest

base circumference of any mountain in the world.

The top of massif covered with a glaciated plateau, about 20 km

long and 5 km wide. Numerous ridges, some of them

unclimbed, lead up to the plateau from all directions. About a

dozen peaks rise from the plateau - the highest is Mount

Logan's main summit. 

Due to its proximity to the Gulf of Alaska, severe snow storms

can hit the uppe
r part of the mountain any time of the year.... Read more

Location Edit

Mount Logan is located in Kluane National Park in southwestern

Yukon. The Icefield Ranges, of the St. Elias Mountains, occupy

two-thirds of Kluane National Park & Reserve's interior and

represent a portion of the most extensive non-polar Icefield in

the world.

Getting there Edit

Access into the Icefield Ranges is accomplished by either an

hour or more aircraft flight or one to two weeks of overland

travel from the nearest road.

Both helicopters and light fixed wing aircraft on ski-wheels are

normally available in Yukon at the:

 Haines Junction Airport

 Kluane Lake Research Station

 Burwash Landing Airport

Red Tape Edit

All persons spending time within the Icefield Ranges of Kluane

National Park & Reserve must have an Icefields Mountaineering

Permit. You must apply for your permit a few months in

advance of the start of your trip on a park’s web

site. Fees apply.

North America, Canada: Yukon

  • Mount Logan
  • Mountaineering - 21 Day(s)
  • 15 Apr - 31 Jul
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DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• Mt. Logan was named in 1890 after Sir William Edmond Logan,

founder of the Canadian Geological Survey.

 

• Until 1992, the exact height of the mountain was not known

with certainty and was given from 5,959 metres to 6,020

(19,551 to 19,849 ft) metres. In 1992 an expedition to the

summit used GPS and fixed the elevation at 5,959 metres

(19,551 ft); however a recent measurement taken twice from a

pl
ane showed the mountain reaching 5,966 metres. This new

measurement has not been officially confirmed or recognized.

Though the mountain is still growing due to tectonic uplifting,

one reason postulated for the additional seven metres was an

increase in snow and ice build-up.Mt. Logan records some terribly cold temperatures with a

record -77.5 °C recorded on May 26th, 1991, the coldest

temperature recorded outside of Antarctica.
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