Mount Logan

highest mountain in Canada, in Yukon

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[2] 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).[3][4]

Mount Logan
Mount Logan from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation5,959 m (19,551 ft)
Prominence5,250 m (17,220 ft)[1]
Parent peakDenali
Isolation624 km (388 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingSeven Second Summits
Country high point
Coordinates60°34′02″N 140°24′10″W / 60.56722°N 140.40278°W / 60.56722; -140.40278
LocationYukon, Canada
Parent rangeSaint Elias Mountains
Topo mapNTS 115B
First ascent1925 by A.H. MacCarthy et al.
Easiest routeGlacier/snow/ice climb

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.[4]


  1. "Mount Logan". Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. "Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  3. "Mount Logan". Geological Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mount Logan: Canadian Titan". Virtual Museum of Canada. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2008.