Mount Birdwood

Located in the Spray Range southeast of Mount Smuts and northwest of Mount Burstall. It is best approached using the 4.3km Smuts pass trail which gives access to Birdwood Lakes, 2 small lakes below the north ridge in Smuts Pass. The south aspect is approached using the Burstall Pass Trail and the south/southeast ridge has an Alpine Grade II 5.7 route called Lizzie's Ridge.

Named in 1919 after Lieutenant General Sir William Birdwood who was General Officer commanding (GOC) the Australian Imperial Force in France. He was involved in the Gallipoli Campaign in February and March 1916 and one of his duties was to command with General Sir A.J. Murray the great Australian General Sir Harry Chauvel.

Elevation (feet): 10,161
Elevation (meters): 3,097
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.78472
Longitude: -115.36778
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1922
First successful climber(s): C.F. Hogeboom, F.N. Waterman, Rudolph Aemmer. (CAJ 54-80)
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Canmore, Calgary

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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