Search and rescue capacity has been reduced in Kluane National Park and Reserve as a result of COVID-19. As visitor safety services cannot be ensured for the Icefield Ranges, Parks Canada will not be issuing permits for this area for the 2020 season. This includes both mountaineering and aircraft landing permits.
The Icefield Ranges of the St. Elias Mountains occupy two-thirds of Kluane National Park and Reserve's interior and represent a portion of the most extensive non-polar icefield in the world. Major mountains found within the Icefield Ranges of Kluane National Park and 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.
Mountaineering in the Icefield Ranges is permitted from March 15 to November 15. The climbing season generally extends from mid-April to late June. Climbing parties must apply in advance of their trip and all climbers are required to register.
- Insurance required for all expeditions in the Icefield Ranges
- Minimum group size of two required for Mount Logan expeditions