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Mount Aberdeen (Hazel Peak)  Alberta   #1585
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3157 m -> 10358 feet
Prominence?: 566 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Lefroy (2.9 km away, at bearing 229 degrees)
Greater Parent: Hungabee Mountain (6.0 km away)

Location:   51.37995,-116.24767     51:22:48, -116:14:52   11U 552358 5692347 (6 km NE of Lake O'Hara). (7 km SW of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/DC74
First Ascent: 1894 Samuel E.S. Allen, L.F. Frissel, Walter D. Wilcox (CAJ 1-330; AJ 18-109)
Mount Aberdeen - Haddo Peak
Although not visible from Lake Louise, Mount Aberdeen was nonetheless something of a trade route for the Swiss guides stationed there during the early 1900's. With a very short, but attractive approach and great views from the top, this peak still makes a very worthwhile goal.

Although once a simple walk-up the east slopes, albeit on a glacier, this peak has become more challenging as a result of ablation. Some years, the lack of neve reveals a complex of crevasses below the hourglass and a bergshrund offering some objective danger. The route now carries a Grade II rating. For more information on the East Slopes route of Mount Aberdeen consult Sean Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. See Guidebooks.

Name Notes: Named in 1897 by J.J. McArthur in 1897 after Sir John Campbell Hamilton Gordon (1847-1934) who was the 7th Earl of Aberdeen and the Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898. Gordon visited Lake Louise in 1893. Gordon's Grandfather was the 4th Earl of Aberdeen and was the British Foreign Secretary who was involved in the Oregon Treaty.

Trips within 1 km
21 2010.08.09 Mt Aberdeen George Cook
32 2008.08.22 Aberdeen In the snow Ross Mailloux
31 1997.08.15 Mount Aberdeen - In a hurry Jason Dixon
14 null Aberdeen - Aberdeen Glacier Route Route Mitch Sulkers


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 Mount Aberdeen - Haddo Peak Kevin Altheim
8 Mount Aberdeen and the Aberdeen Glacier Jason Dixon
7 Rock and Ice in the Rockies Steve Sproule

Placename Photos
10 Continental Divide Giants Steve Sproule
6 Victoria From Aberdeen 1981 Tim Deutscher
5 Fairview from Mount Saint Piran David Wasserman
5 Herbert Lake in the Morning David Wasserman
4 Mount Niblock - view East Kevin Altheim
3 Sentinel Watching Lefroy Myk Kurth
3 Fairview Mountain from Aberdeen Glacier Kevin Altheim