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Kluane National Park and Reserve

Mountaineering

Mountaineer on the King Trench route of Mount Logan
© Parks Canada / M. Martin

The Icefield Ranges of the St. Elias Mountains occupy two-thirds of Kluane National Park & Reserve's interior and represent a portion of the most extensive non-polar Icefield in the world. Major mountains that are found within the Icefields of Kluane National Park & Reserve include: Mount Logan (5,959 m), Mount St. Elias (5,489 m), Mount Lucania (5,226 m), King Peak (5,173 m), Mount Steele (5,073 m), Mount Wood (4,842 m) and Mount Vancouver (4,812 m), to name a few.

The mountaineering season generally extends from mid-April to mid-June. Climbing parties must apply in advance of their trip and all climbers are required to register.

Important Notice:  Permits

Kluane staff are not available to review mountaineering permits between the dates of November 1st and April 1st. If you require a permit before April 1st, you must submit your application by November 1st of the preceding year.  Applications received after November 1st will be processed in April, priority for review will determined by expedition departure date.

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