New Mount Logan Rules
There are some major rule changes for expeditions to Kluane National Park and Reserve this year. There’s now a moratorium on winter expeditions to the Icefield Ranges of the St. Elias Mountains; a moratorium on solo climbing on Mount Logan and mandatory insurance; and charges for rescues. Mountaineering in the Icefield Ranges is permitted from March 15 to Nov. 15, and the climbing season extends from mid-april to mid-june. Climbing parties must apply in advance of their trip and all climbers are required to register. There were three rescues on Logan in 2017, compared to the average of one rescue every second year. “In my history, this is the most high-altitude rescues on Mount Logan in any one year,” said Craig Mackinnon, a resource conservation officer for Kluane National Park and Reserve.