Parks Canada is changing the rules and regulations for the area surrounding Mount Logan in Kluane National Park. Mount Logan is the highest peak in Canada and the second highest peak in North America after Denali.
Starting in 2020, there will be a moratorium on winter expeditions to the Icefield Ranges of the St. Elias Mountains. The moratorium will be enforced on solo climbing on Mount Logan and on mandatory insurance and charges for rescues.
This means that solo climbers will no longer be allowed to summit the peak, and every expedition planning to summit will be required to apply and pay for insurance. Parties who find themselves in an emergency situation in need of rescues will also be charged heavy fees for those rescues.