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Mount Lady Macdonald  Alberta   #7205
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Fairholme Range

Height: 2605 m -> 8547 feet
Prominence?: 75 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Charles Stewart (4.0 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Charles Stewart (4.0 km away)

Location:   51.12145,-115.31778     51:07:17, -115:19:04   11U 617729 5664677 (5 km NE of Canmore). NTS Mapsheet: 082.O.03   AreaCode: FL15/BD21
First Ascent: 1886 J.J. McArthur
Mount Lady Macdonald - South Aspect
Located at the south end of a long rocky ridge, between the Bow River and Cougar Creek. There is a scramble route on the S slopes which is mostly a hike except the final narrow ridge to the summit proper. This deters some parties. Other than that, the route follows a trail to location of the tea house that was built 3/4 up the mountain on the S slopes. There is also a hang glider launch near there. From there the route goes up the scree slopes to gain the false summit, then follows the narrow ridge to the summit proper.

Name Notes: It was named in 1886 after Susan Agnes Macdonald who was the wife of Canada's first Prime Minister (Sir John A Macdonald). She was well known for travelling on the cowcatcher of the locomotive while travelling with her husband to Vancouver on the new railway. For some reason, this name is not labelled on the 1:50,000 maps.

Trip Reports within 1 km
21 2006.05.07 East-Southeast Ridge of Lady MacDonald Route Mike Warren


Paper Maps
1:35000Best Of Canmore Gem Trek
1:50000Canmore and Kananaskis Village Gem Trek
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
6 Mount Lady Macdonald - South Aspect Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
4 Grotto Mountain from Mt. Lady Macdonald Serguei Okountsev