Dr. Bondar talks about making this image:
Location of Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Mount Logan is an Ice-Across Biome with alpine plateau ecosystems.
Kluane is one of Canada’s largest parks. It is part of the largest international protected region in the world. Kluane is a land of giant features, from dizzying alpine peaks to billowing glaciers, in staggering arrays of eye-filling landscapes.
Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan towers over ten of its own peaks that rise over 4600 m (15,000 ft)! Mount Logan has largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on the planet. It is named for Sir William Edmond Logan, the geologist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Because of active tectonic uplifting, Mount Logan is still rising in height — something we think would fire up the imagination of its namesake!