Mount Aberdeen

Photo of Mount Aberdeen

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 10,341
Elevation (meters): 3,152
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.37987
Longitude: -116.247625
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1894
First successful climber(s): Samuel Allen, Frissel, Walter Wilcox
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

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Description

Mount Aberdeen is located in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park. It is situated in the same cirque occupied by Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria, Haddo Peak, Pope's Peak, Niblock, and Whyte. The Aberdeen Glacier resides on its north slope with Haddo Peak to the east. The Aberdeen Glacier can best be seen from the summit of Mount Fairview. Aberdeen can be viewed up close from the Plain of Six Glaciers trail at Lake Louise, or from afar along Highways 93 and 1. The mountain is named for Lord John Campbell Gordon who was the Marquis of Aberdeen (Scotland), and later served as the Governor-General of Canada in the late 1800's after he and his wife moved to Canada.

Refer to Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Sean Dougherty for information on climbing routes on Mount Aberdeen.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.