Starting in July 2000, automated weather stations were installed on and around mount Logan. These stations monitor air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and snow accumulation. All of this information is used to determine the affect the mountain has on moist air masses.


Mount Logan is a massive block of granite, covered and surrounded by glaciers. It stands as an imposing titan with one of the greatest vertical rises in the world with cliffs over 3000m tall. The mountain is a massif with eleven major peaks along its 16km summit crest.

Mount Logan is second in height only to Denali (Mount McKinley) in North American. Logan's height is 5959+/-3m. It is located at 60 degrees, 34 minutes north, 140 degrees, 24 minutes west, in the southwest corner of Canada's Yukon Territory. It is here that the St. Elias Range rises up from the Pacific Ocean.

A combination of tectonic action and glaciers has shaped Mount Logan. As the glaciers receded after the last great ice age isostatic rebound allowed the mountain to grow taller as their massive weight was shed.

Ice Cores

Starting in 2001 research into ice-cores on Mount Logan began. The research project, named ICE2001 was focused on two principal objectives:

1. to drill ice cores at 5300m above sea level
2. to study the current and recent conditions of the glaciers and icefields around Mount Logan

It is the goal of this research is to better understand present and past climate changes.