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Mount Logan ski mountaineering expedition

This ski mountaineering expedition to the summit of Mount Logan (5959m) is a demanding trip that you will never forget. Join Brian, IFMGA certified guide.

Mountain RangeSaint Elias Mountains
Duration28 days
Offer periodMay, Jun
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Mount Logan (5,959m) is located in southwestern Yukon, in the Kluane National Park. It is Canada’s highest peak, and I would like to guide you on an epic ski mountaineering expedition to discover it!

This impressive mountain is part of the St. Elias ranges. We will follow the King’s Trench route. It is an adventurous path, partly because of the isolation factor.

In fact, the route to North America’s second highest summit is very similar to the one taken to the summit of the mythical Denali, in Alaska. However, in the case of Mount Logan, there is no steep climbing or fixed ropes involved. Hence making it an easier climb.

It is important to acclimatize properly as the altitudes are very high. Therefore, there will be a moderate altitude difference between successive camps.

The expedition starts in Whitehorse, in Yukon, with a one-hour flight, to the base of the King’s Trench route (2800m). The views during the flight are breathtaking, and will give you a glimpse of what we will enjoy during the rest of the trip. We will set up camp at the Quintino Sella glacier. Then we ascend on skis over the next 5-6 days to the Advanced Base Camp (4000m). The advanced base camp is located at the pass between King Peak and the Logan massif. We will rest for a day and then continue our ascent. We will set the next camp at 5500m. This will be the base for our summit attempt.

Finally, from the summit the descent on our skis will take two exciting days. You will never forget this unique experience!

This is a demanding expedition, and you need an excellent physical condition to be part of it. Besides ski touring experience, you also need backpacking and multi-day climbing experience as well. The itinerary includes travelling on glaciers, and for this activity we will be using ropes, but you don’t need prior experience.

Tempted to be part of this unforgettable expedition? Then make sure to send me a request, so we can start planning the details!

And if you were looking for something exciting but slightly less adventurous, check out this backcountry ski tour option in Whistler.

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About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 8093 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Flight to the start of the trip

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Satellite phone is included. Emergency travel insurance is encourages and it is not included.


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