Photo by theyogiclimber
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1903|
|First successful climber(s):||Tewes and Bohren|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
Haddo Peak is located in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park. Haddo is located one kilometer east of Mt Aberdeen and one kilometer west of Sheol Mountain. It is situated three kilometers east of the Continental Divide in the same cirque occupied by Aberdeen, Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria, Niblock, and Whyte. The north face of Haddo can best be seen from the slopes of Fairview above Saddleback Pass. Haddo Peak can also be viewed from the Plain of Six Glaciers trail at Lake Louise, or from afar along Highways 93 and 1. The peak was named in 1916 for Lord George Haddo who was the eldest son of Lord John Campbell Gordon, the Marquess of Aberdeen (Scotland). (refer to Mt. Aberdeen)
The normal route is via the southwest ridge which is usually combined with an ascent of Mt. Aberdeen. The steep northeast face is rated 5.8 or 5.9 on generally good rock but has a short season. Haddo can be climbed in one long day from Lake Louise.
Refer to Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Sean Dougherty for information on climbing routes on Haddo Peak.
Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.