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Logan Mountains
Parent Area: Selwyn Mountains
 

Area: 26264 sq km. Location: The Logan Range is a massive granite intrusion which sticks up in the middle of the limestone Mackenzie Mountains. They are located in southeastern Yukon and southwestern Northwest Territories. The Logan mountains are nearly 100km long, running NW. Don't confuse these mountains with Mount Logan, which is in the Saint Elias Mountains, much further west.

Terrain: The Logan mountains are a massive granite intrusion that forced its way up through the surrounding limestone peaks. The easy rolling limestone hills of the Mackenzie range are suddenly interrupted by a series of granite pinnacles, rising 1500m above the surrounding land. As with the coast range, the wet weather comes from the west, and this has led to a series of interconnected icefields along the western flanks of the range. The Rabbit Kettle River flows from west to east right through the range, and divides the range into two areas. History: The first recorded visit to the Logans was in 1937, with an expedition led by Harry Snyder. In 1953, there was an expedition from Yale University. In 1955 there was an expedition by Donald Hubbard, and in 1960 an expedition led by US climber Bill Buckingham. All four groups flew into Brintnell Lake in the Northern Logans, but until 1960 the southern Logans were not known.

The northern range is sometimes referred to as the Snyder Range (after Harry Snyder), but also as Cirque of the Unclimbables. The southern one was referred to as the Twilight Range by John Milton, but later as the Ragged Range.

Top Trips
Hole in the Wall Approach to Nirvana Robin Tivy
Rabbitkettle River Approach to Mount Nirvana Robin Tivy
Cirque of the Unclimbables - The Forgotten Yosemite George Bell
Climbing the Lotus Flower Tower - Blitzkrieg(*) Style Mark Kroese
Sir James MacBrien Climbing Routes George Bell
Harrison Smith Climbing Routes George Bell
Parrot Beak Climbing Routes George Bell
Tara Tower Climbing Routes George Bell
Huey''s Spires Climbing Routes George Bell
Bustle Tower Climbing Routes George Bell
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Top Photos
Mount Hunt from Simpson Tower Drew Brayshaw
Mount Harrison Smith with Snow Andrew Querner
Fairy Meadows Andrew Querner
Lotus Flower Tower George Bell
Mount Proboscis and Area George Bell
Cirque of the Unclimbables Overview George Bell
Busle Tower Ulysse Richard
Lotus Flower Tower Ulysse Richard
Parrot Beak and Lotus Flower Andrew Querner
Heli Photo Shot Ulysse Richard
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