What Is the Highest Mountain In Canada and How Tall Is Mount Logan In the Southwestern Yukon Near Alaska?

Mount Logan, in the southwestern Yukon Territory near Alaska, is the highest mountain in Canada.

It is 19,525 feet (5,951 m) above sea level, and is the second-highest peak in North America, after Mount McKinley.

Mount Logan is located within Kluane National Park and Reserve and is the source of the Hubbard and Logan Glaciers.

Logan is believed to have the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on Earth and is still rising in elevation due to active tectonic uplifting.

The mountain is extremely cold and temperatures ranges from around -45 °C in the winter and reaches near zero in summer on the high 5,000 m plateau.

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