Grade levels: 7-10

Lesson Objective: The Learner Will Be Able To:
  1. Describe the important facts of the 1992 climb of Mount Logan
  2. Take appropriate notes from a document.
  • Computers with internet access
  • Copies of worksheet (below).
  • Pens etc.
Lesson Process:
1. Go to the computer lab. Have students navigate to the Mount Logan website, enter the Mountaineering Section and then the 1992 Climb subsection. Students are to read the text and take appropriate notes.

2. If there is any time leftover at the end of the lesson, or if some students are finished before others, they may do any of the following activities:
a. do an internet search to learn about GPS
b. do an internet search to learn about theodolite telescopes
c. do an internet search to learn about high altitude sickness
d. do an internet search to read climbers’ online journals

The 1992 Climb of Mount Logan - notes page

Navigate to the Mount Logan page of the Virtual Museum of Canada website, and then
to the Mountaineering subsection, the 1992 climb. Answer the following questions as
fully as possible using the text on that page.

1. Why was 1992 chosen as the year for the special climb of Mount Logan?

2. What were two scientific projects the team undertook while climbing?

3. During which months can climbers climb Mount Logan? Why can’t they climb
during the rest of the year?

4. What was the most important thing the team practiced at the training camp in the
Alberta Rockies? What special technology did they use to make this task easier?

5. How long did it take to fly the team in to the base camp at Quintina Sella Glacier?
Why did it take so long?

6. Why didn’t the climbers always sleep at the highest camp they reached?

7. Why did the team have to stay on the established ski path as they ascended the

8. What is a crevasse and why is it dangerous?

9. What was the first major challenge of the climb and how was it addressed?

10. Describe what the climbers were hauling up the mountain:

11. What was the second challenge of the climb?

12. What was the third and final challenge of the climb? What did each different
group want out of the climb? Why do you think that this was a challenge?

13. Why were four separate summit parties required to measure the height of Mount

14. Why did the climbers feel better as they descended the mountain?

15. What is meant by “uplift”?

16. What alternate method is being used to determine the uplift of Mount Logan?

17. Why did three people have to turn back?