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
|Range||Saint Elias Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 115B|
|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 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).
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada". Parks Canada. http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane/index.aspx1. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
- "Mount Logan". Geological Survey of Canada. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/hist/logan/6987. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
- "Mount Logan: Canadian Titan". Virtual Museum of Canada. http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Logan/. Retrieved September 18, 2008.