A Giant Mountain of Ice



A Giant Mountain of Ice

The highest point in Canada, Mount Logan (5,959 metres) is located in the St. Elias Mountains in southwest Yukon in Kluane National Park. The sea of ice surrounding Mount Logan comprises the world’s largest non-polar icefield. The St. Elias icefield, believed to be 1.6 kilometres deep in the heart of the mountains, sends long glaciers down the park’s broad valleys. Mount Logan is the quarry of elite mountaineers who come from around the world, but it can also be viewed by travellers on flightseeing trips.

Mount Logan also lies at the centre of one of the world’s largest international protected areas. Kluane National Park (Yukon), Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park (B.C.), Glacier Bay National Park (Alaska), and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park (Alaska) together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first bi-national entry of its kind. Mount Logan was named for Sir William Logan, father of the Geological Survey of Canada and a Canadian pioneer in geological sciences.

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