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7 Things You Should Know Before Climbing Mt. Logan

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7 Things You Should Know Before Climbing Mt. Logan

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All adventurers looking to climb Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, will now have to adhere to several new regulations. These changes came into effect in 2020, intending to improve safety for climbers attempting their luck at scaling the 5959-meter tall summit.

Despite being a breathtaking beauty, this summit can be treacherous and expensive, especially when it requires rescuers. So tourists, climbers, daredevils, and all other visitors need to beware of the climbing rules and other essential facts before facing the challenge that is Mt. Logan.

Here are seven of such vital facts and information.

1. The Best Weather And Time

The weather is a vital part of climbing, as it can affect your health more than most people realize. The best time to go mountain climbing lies from May through August when the temperature ranges between 18-20 degrees Celsius and usually falls below 20 degrees at higher altitudes (above 5000 meters).

Indeed, it’s no different you’re planning for your Mt Logan expedition. If you are sensitive to cold or suffer from an underlying minor condition, taking precautions beyond the basics like wearing layers will help make sure that you’re safe under most circumstances and weather conditions.

2. Different Challenge Levels

Things You Should Know Before Climbing Mt. Logan

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Mountaineering is challenging, but the rewards are great. The Logan challenge begins with scaling 5250 meters and carrying all of your climbing gear on your back as you go for a hike, ski.

Experienced climbers recommend combining skiing experience with mountaineering knowledge if you want to have an easy time traversing this peak which has been done before by those who know what they’re doing. Also, you can winter camp at the four bases of the climb, situated 4000 meters above. The extreme weather conditions and glaciation make for a great experience if you’re prepared.

3. The Climbing Equipment

Climbers need to pack the right gear, or they will regret it. Packing is just as essential and skillful of activity for climbers as climbing itself. Here are some essential items that every climber needs:

  • Snow shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ski poles
  • Snowboard boots
  • Ski boots
  • Climbing skin
  • Strap upon boot crampons
  • Insulated Therma rest

Overall, you can create a more personalized list of equipment as you see fit, with an emphasis on the type of experience you expect. But bear in mind that you want to keep track and document your experience while climbing, and equipment for this is also necessary.

4. Routes To Take

Climbing Mt. Logan

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Climbing the Mount Logan summit can be an experience like no other. Like some other mountains, you can choose between many routes, but if you want a thrilling and breathtaking course with some of the most incredible views in North America, you need to take the East Ridge route instead of the Kings Trench.

The East Ridge provides all these qualities and excellent terrain littered with alpine and sure to delight any climber – from beginner to expert. The other route begins just south of Lake Laberge near Haines Junction, with more road access but higher avalanche risk.

5. The Duration of The Climb

A climb to the top of Mount Logan is not for everyone. It will take you three weeks, including time spent on your approach from base camp and getting back down the mountain after conquering it. The ascent only takes about a week because we have to go slow as your body adjusts in altitude during this process.

At the same time, you also have to acclimate so that there are no sudden health issues when climbing higher. Due to the unpredictability of the weather in summer, it is always best to have a few extra days built-in. This will give you every opportunity possible for an extraordinary summit with spectacular views.

6. Training For The Climb

climbling the Mt. Logan

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Training for climbing this mount located in Kluane National Park and Reserve, it’s vital to be in good health and great shape so that you can handle the strenuous weather conditions and heavy loads with ease. A training program should include carrying heavy bags (at least 50lbs) and cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, weight-lifting, skiing, etc.

7. Hiring a Moutain Guide

Choosing a guide can provide an array of services for your trip, including organizing transport, making mountain hut reservations, and point you in the best direction to equipment rentals. They may also help recommend local restaurants or other points of interest to make your experience a better one.

Conclusion

The recommended gear list for climbing this mountain is fairly extensive, and there’s no such thing as the perfect equipment for any given situation. But of course, it doesn’t hurt to do some research before the trip. There are plenty of ways you can get practice with your gear beforehand before embarking on this trip. So practice before your big adventure.

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Rebecca Grey is a passionate writer & guest blogger. Writing helps her to improve her knowledge, skills & understanding about the specific industry. She loves writing & sharing her knowledge mostly in the Travelling Industry. She believes travelling is the key to a peaceful life & wants to spread her belief across the world. Apart from writing, She loves Traveling and Reading.

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