New Mount Lo­gan Rules

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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.

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