Haddo Peak
3070m (10073ft.)

Located between Paradise Creek and upper Louise Creek. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 23; 00 Longitude 116; 14; 20, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Castle Junction; Upper Bow Valley. Can be seen from Highways 1 and 93N

Named in 1916. Haddo, Lord George (Lord Haddo was the son of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair.) Official name.

First ascended in 1903 by E. Tewes, guided by C. Bohren.

Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Aberdeen (left) and Haddo Peak from the Bow Valley Parkway
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Other Information
Photo: Haddo Peak (left) and Mount Aberdeen from the north on the Icefields Parkway at Herbert Lake

In late summer the mountain features a distinctive circular spot of snow on the slopes that are seen as one drives west from Castle Junction to Lake Louise. The "Haddo Snow Spot" remains large and quite prominent into mid-August. George, Lord Haddo was the eldest son of the Marquis of Aberdeen. Mount Aberdeen, eighty metres higher, is adjacent to Haddo Peak.
Climbing Routes
South-West Ridge(Normal Route) II
Usually combined with an ascent of Aberdeen. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 87

North-East Face IV 5.8/9
This is an alpine rock route with some interesting climbing on typically good rock. The NE face sits in a bowl between two prominent ribs. The route takes a rib up the left-hand half of the NE face to a prominent ledge. The direct route climbs a distinctive corner system to the summit whereas the original route escapes up ramps to the left. The route is usually only in condition in the late summer when the upper corners will be dry. A round trip can be completed in a long day from Lake Louise. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 87

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