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Mount MacDonald (Mount Carroll)  British Columbia   #2373
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Duncan Ranges / Sir Donald Range

Height: 2883 m -> 9459 feet
Prominence?: 518 m  
Line Parent?: Uto Peak (4.5 km away, at bearing 151 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Donald (6.0 km away)

Location:   51.30835,-117.47160     51:18:30, -117:28:18   11U 467128 5684221 (35 km W of Golden). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.06   AreaCode: FL17/DE07
First Ascent: 1886 DO Lewis, several members of CPR Engineering
North Face of Mount MacDonald
Mount MacDonald is located immediately east of Rogers Pass. Its north face drops straight to the highway north of Rogers Pass. The Connaught Tunnel takes the Canadian Pacific Railway right under the entire mountain, thus bypassing Rogers Pass. In the 1990's a second and longer, lower railway tunnel has also been completed. Mount MacDonald was originally called Mount Carroll, but was renamed in honor of Sir John A. MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. The towering complex north face of Mt MacDonald is one of the major walls in the Selkirks, it rises 1700m above the Trans Canada Highway. To reach the north face it is necessary to cross Connaught creek. This creek crossing may be difficult with high water, at present a log below the second snowshed (from the west) provides a crossing point. There are numerous recorded routes all around the mountain ranging from class 3 to V 5.8 A3.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

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Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Mount MacDonald North Face Jason Dixon
10 North Face of Mount MacDonald Jeff Volp
6 MacDonald, Avalanche, and Eagle Rick Collier
6 Mount MacDonald South Face Stephen Skog

Placename Photos
14 Mount Sir Donald and Avalanche Peak from Mount Rogers Dave Sproule
8 Mount Rogers, Mount Macdonald, Truda Peak, Mount Sifton from Mount Tupper Summit Panorama Alex Joseph
8 Rogers Pass from Mount Rogers Dave Sproule
3 Looking North From Uto Peak Drew Brayshaw