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Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby I Man » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:31 pm

Has anyone climbed Mt Logan in the past decade or so?? Kings Trench or East Ridge route info preferred, but would be happy to talk to anyone who has been on the mountain "recently."
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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby BenfromtheEast » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:43 pm

MountainMedic and SurfNTurf were up there over Memorial Day weekend. Pretty sure they got dropped off in Icy Bay, traversed over Mts. St. Elias and Newton (for Cam), and hit the South Ridge on Logan. I'd shoot them a PM for details, but don't make a big deal about it. I'm not sure they've even told anyone.

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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby I Man » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:46 pm

BenfromtheEast wrote:MountainMedic and SurfNTurf were up there over Memorial Day weekend. Pretty sure they got dropped off in Icy Bay, traversed over Mts. St. Elias and Newton (for Cam), and hit the South Ridge on Logan. I'd shoot them a PM for details, but don't make a big deal about it. I'm not sure they've even told anyone.


Thanks, Ben. You're the man :-k \:D/
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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby Mountainspirit » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:31 pm

I climbed Logan back in '06. Accessed the summit from the north as I did one big ass u-turn from Tanglewood trailhead (end of CR 43) northeast of the summit. Turned left on Rosalie Trail after a mile from the trailhead, then skirted beside Kataka before ascending the north summit, then south to the summit. I'm sure there are quicker ways, but this was a wonderful way to go. Look out for the airplane and have fun!
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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby im_t_wal » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:39 pm

Mountainspirit wrote:I climbed Logan back in '06. Accessed the summit from the north as I did one big ass u-turn from Tanglewood trailhead (end of CR 43) northeast of the summit. Turned left on Rosalie Trail after a mile from the trailhead, then skirted beside Kataka before ascending the north summit, then south to the summit. I'm sure there are quicker ways, but this was a wonderful way to go. Look out for the airplane and have fun!


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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby smoove » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:56 pm

im_t_wal wrote:
Mountainspirit wrote:I climbed Logan back in '06. Accessed the summit from the north as I did one big ass u-turn from Tanglewood trailhead (end of CR 43) northeast of the summit. Turned left on Rosalie Trail after a mile from the trailhead, then skirted beside Kataka before ascending the north summit, then south to the summit. I'm sure there are quicker ways, but this was a wonderful way to go. Look out for the airplane and have fun!


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Ha. Didn't know there was a Mt. Logan over there. Yeah, different Mt. Logan. Slightly different.

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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby I Man » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:58 pm

To be clear....We are talking Mt Logan in BC (19,511')

If anyone is seriously interested, feel free to PM me.
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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby geojed » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:58 pm

Haven't finished the 14ers and already going for the 12ers huh (12,870')? http://www.summitpost.org/mount-logan/514375

Are you trying to be the ultimate hipster or something? :lol: :lol:

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Here's a pic I found on Summitpost. I annotated the East Ridge Route in for you. I did it 11yrs ago, and you asked for past decade so sorry I can't be of more help.
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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby I Man » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Fletch wrote:
I Man wrote:To be clear....We are talking Mt Logan in BC (19,511')

To all - Mt Logan - tallest mountain in Canada, 2nd tallest in North America. Hummingbird Ridge is a 50 Classic - beast of a route too. Most folks liken the Kings Trench to the West Butt on Denali --- only longer, colder, and with no people. Climbers routinely spend a week or more in their tents at any given time and folks going light and fast have been known to spend up to two weeks holed down in a tent/snowcave. For most mortals, it's a four week trip.

I Man - 19,551. Yukon, not BC. :mrgreen:


Thank you, sir.

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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby steelfrog » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Seems like I read somewhere that Logan is the most massive mountain int he world? Maybe that was St. Elias, I dunno...

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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

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Re: Mt Logan - Kings Trench

Postby Mountainspirit » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:15 pm

smoove wrote:
im_t_wal wrote:
Mountainspirit wrote:I climbed Logan back in '06. Accessed the summit from the north as I did one big ass u-turn from Tanglewood trailhead (end of CR 43) northeast of the summit. Turned left on Rosalie Trail after a mile from the trailhead, then skirted beside Kataka before ascending the north summit, then south to the summit. I'm sure there are quicker ways, but this was a wonderful way to go. Look out for the airplane and have fun!


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Ha. Didn't know there was a Mt. Logan over there. Yeah, different Mt. Logan. Slightly different.



Silly me - and here I got all excited about some one wanting to climb a 12er in Park County. :oops:
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