Haddo Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHaddo Peak
|Elevation||3,070 m (10,070 ft)|
|Prominence||83 m (272 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Aberdeen (3157 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Bow Range
|Topo map||NTS 82N/08|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
|First ascent||1903 by E. Tewes, C. Bohren|
|Easiest route||Technical climb via Southwest Ridge|
Haddo Peak honors the name of George Gordon, Lord Haddo. Named in 1916, the name became official in 1952.
Like other mountains in Banff Park, Haddo Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Haddo Peak is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C. Weather conditions during summer months are optimum for climbing.
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