Mount Logan Climb: Facts & Information

Mount Logan is a huge mountain located in the Canadian territory of Yukon. It is the highest peak in Canada, with an elevation of 5,959 meters (19,551 ft). Mount Logan is a beautiful mountain in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain’s name is derived from a fur trader named Alexander Mackenzie who first reached its base in 1793. The mountain was named by him for Lord George Germain, secretary of state for war and the colonies at the time. 

The first recorded ascent of Mount Logan was by David Thompson in 1794. He ascended the north side via Kicking Horse Pass and then crossed over onto the south side via Mount Cartier (now called McBride Lake Pass).

Mount Logan has two main climbing routes: the Northwest and Northeast Ridges. The Northwest Ridge is considered more difficult than the Northeast Ridge because it requires climbers to travel over a steep glacier and through crevasse fields. The first approach is via the White Pass and Yukon route, which starts at the White Pass Ski Resort in British Columbia. The trail climbs Mount Logan via a series of switchbacks, with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet per mile (320 m/km).

Another route begins at Golden’s Gate, Yukon Territory. This trail also starts out with a climb up several hundred feet before reaching its summit at an elevation of 2,843 meters (9,319 ft).

The climb up Mount Logan can be a long and strenuous one—and not everyone makes it to the top! The peak is known for its difficult conditions, which include high winds and cold temperatures that can drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit (F). It’s also known for having over 30 glaciers on its slopes. As per the difficuly Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Mera Peak Lhotse and Aconcagua climbs also require technical skills.  

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