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Photo: Haddo Peak (left) and Mount Aberdeen from the north on the Icefields Parkway at Herbert Lake

Mount Aberdeen

  • 3152 m (10,342ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.3800N -116.247W
Located between Paradise Creek and upper Louise Creek; 4 km SSW of Lake Louise

Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1, 93N
Ascent Date: 1894
Ascent Party: Samuel E.S. Allen, L.F. Frissel, Walter Wilcox
Year Named: 1897
Named by: J.J. McArthur
Named for: Gordon, Lord John Campbell (Lord Gordon was the Marquis of Aberdeen and the Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898. He visited Lake Louise in 1893.)
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara
Journal Reference: CAJ 1-330; AJ 18-109

Located in the upper part of the Lake Louise valley across Lefroy Glacier from the much higher Mount Lefroy, James McArthur in 1897. Prior to 1897 it was referred to as Hazel peak but there is no record of who Hazel was. Its ascent in 1894 by Samuel Allen, L.F. Frissel, and Walter Wilcox was the second in the Lake Louise area. Collier Peak had been climbed 1893.

Photo: Mount Aberdeen from the northeast on the summit of Fairview Mountain (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Haddo Peak (left) and Mount Aberdeen from Mount St. Piran

Looking south to Haddo Peak (left) and Mount Aberdeen from the Bath Creek Valley

Looking south across Herbert Lake to (l-r) Mount Temple, Fairview Mountain, Haddo Peak, and Mount Aberdeen from the Icefields Parkway

Looking southeast to Mount Aberdeen from near the Plain of the Six Glaciers

Looking south-southeast to Mount Aberdeen