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23-day guided splitboarding expedition on Mount Logan

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Scale the heights of Canada’s giant, Mount Logan, on a 23-day splitboarding expedition with Brian, IFMGA-certified. Experience the vast wonders of the country’s highest peak.

Saint Elias Mountains

23 Days

May, Jun

High

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Description

Join me on this demanding adventure as we explore Canada’s highest peak, and North America’s second highest summit, Mount Logan, which soars to 5,959 meters.

Located in the UNESCO-listed Kluane National Park of the Yukon territory, lying close to the Alaskan border, Mount Logan hosts an impressive amount of peaks.

This will be an epic splitboarding expedition along the St. Elias mountain range. Following the King’s Trench route, this adventurous path is isolated from the other more common routes.

The King’s Trench route is similar to the one taken to the peak of Alaska’s mythical Denali mountain. Unlike the Denali, the route on Mount Logan has no steep climbing or nor needs any fixed ropes, making it an easier climb to ascend.

Our expedition begins in Whitehorse, Yukon. After a 1-hour flight we reach our base at the King’s Trench route (2,800 meters). Looking outside the plane window, take in the breathtaking vistas of the range, a glimpse of what is to come.

After setting up camp at the Quintino Sella glacier, we will ascend on splitboards over the next 5-6 days towards the Advanced Base Camp, sitting at 4,000 meters. This camp is located at the pass of King Peak and the Logan massif.

After a day’s rest we continue the ascent to our next camp that rests at 5,500 meters. Here is our base for our summit attempt.

Because of the importance of acclimatising at high altitudes, it is necessary to have moderate altitude differences between camps.

From the peak of Mount Logan, the ceiling of Canada, we descend for an exhilarating 2 days, carving out board trails into the untracked snow.

Because of the demanding nature of the 23-day expedition, potential participants must have an excellent physical condition. In addition, it is necessary to have experience splitboarding, backpacking and multi-day climbing. The expedition involves travelling on glacier, which requires using ropes. However, previous experience is not needed.

Reserve your place among the majestic heights of North America and experience a once in a lifetime splitboarding expedition to Canada’s Mount Logan.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Flight to the start


About the guide

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Brian

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Mountain Guide

Squamish-based IFMGA Mountain Guide Brian Jones is the owner/operator of Canada West Mountain School. Established in 1982, Canada West Mountain School is one of the premier Mountain Guiding and Training centres in Canada.

Brian offer Mountain Guiding services, Instructional Training courses and Custom programs in all aspects of mountain travel and safety in Canada and around the World.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACGM

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What people are saying about Brian

Sébastien

5.00

Our guide was Dan Robb! Thank you Dan, it was amazing! The fresh track was perfect! The scenic, Blue sky and sun, just WoW! 🤩❄️😎

Doron

5.00

Phil was great! he built me a custom made climbing day and we gone through many new techniques in one half a day. thanks a lot I learned so muce. looking forward to climbing the Chief with you next year!

Daniele

5.00

Well experienced Guide ( Brian ), very nice trip in Garibaldi

Natalie

5.00

We actually had a different guide (Les) but couldnt have been more impressed. He was super knowledgeable and helpful. Very patient and his timing for our day was excellent. Whistler is of course beautiful and it was a wonderful introduction to the back country.

beow

5.00

We had a good time and the guide we had was both professional and patient. Thanks


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