Flag Expedition, Jill Heinerth

Mount Logan Ice Expedition

COVID-19 postponement

This expedition has been postponed until 2021.

Mount Logan’s height, its sheer mass, its northern latitude and coastal proximity, its location in the southwestern Yukon — all make the iconic peak an important case study for what climate scientists have now termed “elevational-dependent warming”.

Over two mountaineering expeditions, both up the mountain’s King Trench route, this team’s main objectives are to re-measure the official height of the main summit and its sub-summits, to conduct a repeat-photography survey to investigate rates of landscape change on a century-scale, to drill a new high-resolution ice core on the summit plateau for the Canadian Ice Core Lab, and to communicate widely, through various media channels and outreach events, what we learn about this Canadian monolith and the change occurring on its high slopes.