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Snow Dusted on Mount Logan
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Snow Dusted on Mount Logan

The Shot: Dave Garrow sits covered in spindrift during a wind storm at high camp on Mount Logan, Yukon, Canada, 2004.

The Photographer: Cory Richards

The Full Story: At 19,551 feet, Mount Logan is the second highest peak in North America, after Denali. It’s also the largest mountain in the world — that is the one with the biggest base circumference and a dozen other peaks cresting 16,000 feet that rise from its summit plateau. Temperatures on the plateau are freezing, even in the summer, and average a brutal -49 F in winter. Add in high winds that create spindrift snow that can’t hold an anchor, and conditions quickly get dicey.

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