Mount Logan

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Mount Logan
Mount Logan.jpg
Mount Logan from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation 5,959 m (19,551 ft)
Prominence 5,250 m (17,220 ft)
Isolation 624 kilometres (388 mi)
Parent peak Mount McKinley
Listing Seven Second Summits
Country high point
Location Yukon, Canada
Parent 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 mountain in North America, after Mount McKinley (Denali). The mountain was named after Sir William Edmond Logan. He was a Canadian geologist and the founder of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). Mount Logan is in Kluane National Park and Reserve[1] in southwestern Yukon. People think that Logan has 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 | change source]

  1. "Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada". Parks Canada. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  2. "Mount Logan". Geological Survey of Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mount Logan: Canadian Titan". Virtual Museum of Canada. Retrieved September 18, 2008.