Surviving Logan

Surviving Logan One mountaineer s harrowing story of survival and recovery after being trapped on the second highest peak in North America Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory during an extratropical cyclone In May o

  • Title: Surviving Logan
  • Author: Erik Bjarnason Cathi Shaw
  • ISBN: 9781771601924
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One mountaineer s harrowing story of survival and recovery after being trapped on the second highest peak in North America, Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory, during an extratropical cyclone.In May of 2005, North Shore Rescue put together a 40th Anniversary Expedition to Mount Logan The team was made up of seven men and one woman all experienced mountaineers and searchOne mountaineer s harrowing story of survival and recovery after being trapped on the second highest peak in North America, Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory, during an extratropical cyclone.In May of 2005, North Shore Rescue put together a 40th Anniversary Expedition to Mount Logan The team was made up of seven men and one woman all experienced mountaineers and search rescue personnel The trip up the mountain was relatively standard, marked by good weather.But on May 25, 2005, their good fortune took a tragic turn Three members of the team became trapped in an extra tropical cyclone on Prospector s Col an exposed ridge on the mountain With nothing than a tent for shelter, they prepared to wait out the storm in winds gusting up to 140 km h.After 20 hours huddled in their tent in the high winds, the unthinkable happened when their shelter began to disintegrate With little choice, the three men started to prepare for what they were trained for survival Don Jardine and Alex Snigurowicz prepared to dig a snow cave to take refuge in, and Bjarnason set about melting snow so they could rehydrate themselves Suddenly their tent was ripped from its ice screws and blown over the edge of the mountain, just barely spitting Bjarnason out before it went.Left with no gear beyond two sleeping bags, a sleeping pad, a pot lid and an ice axe, they knew they were in grave trouble In addition, Bjarnason s overmitts had blown off the mountain with the rest of their gear, exposing his hands to the elements.Snigurowicz and Jardine went to dig the shelter, leaving Bjarnason on his own to weather the storm as best he could We will come back for you if we can, they told him Six hours later they did come back for him, only to find that his hands had frozen to the small rock he d been using for shelter Breaking his grip from the rock, the three retreated to their small snow cave to wait out the storm or die Whichever came first.The next morning, the storm passed As the day wore on they were able to establish contact with their teammates above and below them, but with 3 feet of new snow and all of them suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite, there was no way they could retreat off the mountain.Through the efforts of North Shore Rescue, the Alaskan Air Guard, Denali National Park and the Canadian Park Service, the three climbers were eventually airlifted off the mountain by a Lama high altitude aircraft.For Bjarnason, however, surviving Logan was only the beginning of the adventure He soon learned he would lose all of his fingers and one of his thumbs, making his future as a firefighter and mountaineer unimaginable.Amazingly, Bjarnason fought his way back He retrained and requalified for his job as a firefighter, learning to adapt and use what was left of his hands in new ways And a mere 13 months after being rescued off Mount Logan, he found himself in Russia, standing atop Mount Elbrus, Europe s highest peak Not only had he reclaimed his career, he had been able to return to high altitude climbing.

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  • 366 Comments

  • This book is an incredible story. Once I got into this book I could not put it down. It is like sitting next to Erik Bjarnason as he tells his amazing tale of perseverance, determination and luck, good and bad.


  • Being an acquaintance of Erik's and hearing about this in the North Shore News I was really interested in reading this book and hearing about his experience as opposed to the media's version of his experience.I found I was overwhelmed in moments reading Erik's accounting of his experience. I don't know how he did it and made it through this experience. I appreciated his honesty in recounting his low moments and can only imagine what that was like. I am happy he has a strong spirit and was able t [...]


  • I picked up this book expecting to read a chapter or two before bed. Before I knew it it was 2 hours later and I had finished it. The book is fast-paced without a lot of filler. If you're looking for a book to teach you about the world of mountain climbing this isn't the book. If you want to know about the Logan disaster and how Erik has come back from losing his fingers then please pick this up.


  • This was a giveaway book. I could not put it down, a real page turner. How this man could survive what he went through is a real miracle. Erik makes you feel you are there watching him, a story very well told. I can see this being made into a movie.



  • Really enjoyed this quick read. It's incredible what the human can endure. Eric tells his story with amazing honesty!


  • A quick, fascinating read. Erik's story quickly sucks you in, and like the rest of the reviewers I found that I couldn't put the book down. Obviously I knew he'd survive his experience (since he'd written the book and all), but I found myself eager to find out exactly how they worked themselves out of the predicament. A really interesting, fast paced story that anyone can appreciate.Note: I received a free SIGNED copy of this book as a Giveaway! All opinions expressed above are my own!



  • A good mountaineering survival story from a Canadian mountainman. The story was a quick and easy read that kept me engaged throughout.


  • Story of perseverance both during the stranding on Mt Logan and afterwards during the author's recovery. May have enjoyed the book more without the sense of scorn placed on a few of the people in the book. Also I personally would have appreciated more in-depth into the activity on Mount Logan before the storm ( the climbing, setting up camps, waiting around acclimatizing). Some of this extra material may seem to be dull at first, but I think a better sense of the scale of the mountain (even a ma [...]



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