|Elevation||5,959 m (19,551 ft)|
|Prominence||5,250 m (17,220 ft)|
|Isolation||624 km (388 mi)|
|Listing||Seven Second Summits|
Country high point
|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 Denali (Mount McKinley). 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 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).
Temperatures are extremely low on and near Mount Logan. On the 5,000 m (16,400 ft) 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.
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- "Mount Logan". Bivouac.com. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- "Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
- "Mount Logan". Geological Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
- "Mount Logan: Canadian Titan". Virtual Museum of Canada. Retrieved September 18, 2008.