MOUNT LOGAN (5956 M (19,541 FT)) IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN CANADA AND THE SECOND-HIGHEST IN NORTH AMERICA, AFTER DENALI IN ALASKA. MOUNT LOGAN IS SITUATED IN THE KLUANE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE LESS THAN 40 KILOMETRES NORTH OF THE YUKON AND ALASKA BORDER.
The mountain was named after Sir William Edmond Logan, a famous Canadian geologist and the founder of the Geological Survey of Canada. The first climbers to ever reach the top were an international team of Canadian, British and American mountaineers in 1925: Albert H. MacCarthy, H.F. Lambart, Allen Carpé, W.W. Foster, Norman H. Read and Andy Taylor. It took them 65 days to reach the summit and return safe.
The Mount Logan massif consists of multiple peaks with 11 of them well above 5,000 meters (16,400 ft). The Hubbard and Logan glaciers both originate at the Mount Logan’s summit.
The mountain is also believed to have the biggest base circumference out of any non-volcanic mountains on the planet. Currently, the mountain experiences an active tectonic uplifting and is rising every year. With extreme temperatures all year round, the minimal snow melt has leaded to substantial ice cap of almost 300 m (984 ft).
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN CANADA:
- Logan - 5956 m (19,541 ft), in Yukon, Canada.
- Saint Elias - 5489 m (18,009 ft), in Yukon, Canada.
- Lucania - 5260 m (17,257 ft), in Yukon, Canada.
- King Peak - 5173 m (16,972 ft), in Yukon, Canada.
- Steele - 5020 m (16,470 ft), in Yukon, Canada.
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