Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and also the second highest in North America. It measures 19,551 feet. This mountain is located in Kluane National Park, extreme SW Yukon, Canada. It was named after Sir William Edmond Logan, founder of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).
Prof. I. C. Russell was the first person who saw this mountain during an attempted ascent of Mt. St. Elias in 1890. The mountain is largely composed of granodiorite, a granitic rock of intrusive origin.
Quick Facts: –
- Mount Logan has the largest base circumference of any mountain on Earth, as it contains eleven peaks over 5,000 meters.
- It is the center of the greatest glacial expanse in North America.
- An expedition led by A.H. MacCarthy and H.F. Lambert on June 23, 1925, was the first to reach the summit.
- It is situated in the Yukon T’s St Elias Mountains, one of the world’s largest mountain blocks.
- Mount Logan has multiple summits that rise above the snow and ice plateau extending over a distance of 19 kilometers.
- Now this mountain has been climbed by 13 different routes.
- It is believed that this mountain has the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on the entire earth.
- The areas on and near Mount Logan have extremely low temperatures.
- It is also a part of the most extensive non-polar ice field in the world.
- According to hikers, the King Trench Route is the easiest way to reach the summit.