12 Photos From Kluane National Park
We took off from Haines Junction, Yukon, in a Cessna 206—a classic Yukon bush plane. (Kluane Glacier Air Tours.)
Kluane National Park is part of the world's largest tract of internationally protected land—an area roughly the size of South Korea.
We spotted Dall's sheep grazing on the mountainsides—about 250 grizzlies call the park home as well.
This is near the confluence of the South Arm and Kaskawulsh Glaciers—superhighways of ice.
These are Canada's youngest and tallest peaks—dubbed "Canada's Himalayas," the St. Elias Mountains have six peaks over 5,000 metres.
This is actually the most seismically active inland area in North America—minor, undetectable quakes happen almost daily.
As the dividing line between Pacific and Arctic ecosystems, Kluane is incredibly biodiverse.
Directly below the wingtip, you'll see Mount Logan—Canada's highest peak, at 5,959 metres, and Earth's largest massif.
Kluane is home to the second-largest non-Polar ice fields on Earth. (Next to Greenland, though some consider those Polar.)
Some of these glaciers have receded more than 150 metres in the past half-century.