Mount Logan

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Mount Logan
Mount Logan.jpg
Mount Logan from the southeast
Elevation 5,959 m (19,551 ft)
Prominence 5,250 m (17,224 ft)
Parent peak Mount McKinley
Listing Seven Second Summits
Country high point
Ultra
Location
Location Yukon, Canada
Range Saint Elias Mountains
Coordinates 60°34′02″N 140°24′10″W / 60.56722°N 140.40278°W / 60.56722; -140.40278Coordinates: 60°34′02″N 140°24′10″W / 60.56722°N 140.40278°W / 60.56722; -140.40278
Topo map NTS 115B
Climbing
First ascent 1925 by A.H. MacCarthy et al.
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada. It is the second-highest peak in North America, after Mount McKinley (Denali). The mountain was named after Sir William Edmond Logan, a Canadian geologist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). Mount Logan is in Kluane National Park and Reserve[1] in southwestern Yukon. Logan is believed to have the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on Earth. The massif has eleven peaks over 5,000 metres (16,400 ft).[2][3]

Temperatures are extremely low on and near Mount Logan. On the 5,000 m high plateau, air temperature stays around −45 °C (−49 °F) in the winter. It reaches near freezing in summer. Little snow melt leads to a large ice cap, reaching almost 300 m (984 ft) in certain spots.[3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada". Parks Canada. http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane/index.aspx1. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  2. "Mount Logan". Geological Survey of Canada. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/hist/logan/6987. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mount Logan: Canadian Titan". Virtual Museum of Canada. http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Logan/. Retrieved September 18, 2008.