Mountain Profile: Logan Massif
Posted on: July 1, 2010
When the great Canadian alpinist Hans Gmoser first saw the Logan massif from a distance, he exclaimed, "I wonder if I, if my friends are strong enough to climb such a monster!" Rising from one of the world's largest nonpolar icecaps, with 13,500 feet of vertical relief, over a dozen peaks and subpeaks, countless ridges and faces, and an immense high-altitude plateau, Logan is more like a separate planet than a mere mountain. Joe Josephson unveils the 85 years of climbing history surrounding Canada's highest point. Allen Steck, David P. Jones, Dave Nettle, Steve House and Jeremy Frimer recall individual adventures within an infinite geography of snow, rock, ice and the human mind.