Has anyone here climbed the East Ridge of Mt Logan? I'd be very interested in talking with someone who has attempted the route as our team has several questions. We are also looking for contact info for Andy Williams or any other pilots that will fly us onto the glacier. If anyone is interested in this expedition for 4 weeks leaving mid May, let's talk. Cheers!
Andy's email is email@example.com, he's a great pilot that's been flying in the area for along time. Or you can charter a helicopter to fly you in, the plus side to that is they can fly in more adverse weather.
See www.icefields.org for details of Andy Williams's charter service. Another pilot (Donjek Upton) does much of the flying these days.
You might have to spend up to a week waiting for a flight in or out. Andy's plane isn't as powerful as e.g. the planes that the Talkeetna pilots use, and the flight from Kluane Lake to Logan goes up and over some high ridges that are exposed to bad weather. So he's fairly conservative about the conditions he'll fly in.
I don't know if it's possible to charter a helicopter. Some years ago we spoke to a helicopter company in Haines Junction (TransNorth) but they weren't interested. They were making too much money providing services to mining companies to risk damaging their equipment by landing some tourists on a remote glacier.
Climbers headed for the King Trench often fly in from the Alaska side with Ultima Thule (Paul Claus) and land at the Yukon border, but that's not practical for the E Ridge. Trans-border flights used to be possible but not any more.
Thanks for the info everyone. We have a team of 4 going mid May thru near the end of June. We will be flying with Icefields@yukon who gave us a very good price. For multiple reasons, we are flying into Anchorage. We need to figure out how to getto Silver City and then back. Any help is greatly appreciated!