Mount Sir Donald

Elevation (feet): 10,818
Elevation (meters): 3,297
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 51.26315
Longitude: -117.43183
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Year first climbed: 1890
First successful climber(s): Huber, Sulzer, Cooper
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Golden B.C.

Thanks to Alan Kane for adding this peak.

Northwest ridge is a truly classic 5.4 quartzite rock climb on a big mountain amid spectacular surroundings. Rightfully included in "Fifty Classic Climbs" book, this mountain sees periodic epics even today. Most parties take 3 days for the trip, and there is no easy walk-off descent. Even better rock than Mount Edith Cavell.

Thanks to Alan Kane for this description.


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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Mount Sir Donald.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20494 - by Mike Whelan / Joe Owens on Nov 19, 2006
    5 hours from saddle to summitt classic solid rock and North face exposure, Great all round climb , highly reccomend
  • Log #13342 - by jean paul lafleur on Aug 02, 2004
    great solo climb,started at highway at 7:30 arived at saddle at 10:15. started climbing norht west arret at 10:45 and summited peek at 3:01. decended the south west and cut back over to the nw.Got...
  • Log #13343 - by John Bickford on Feb 05, 2004
    Was successful on 6th attempt. Have had to bivouac on the arete or north face on 3 occasions. The weather can be unpredictable. My rule of thumb is: if the probability of rain in Rogers pass is...
  • Log #13344 - by Lorne Graham on Dec 10, 2003
    NE ridge onsight solo. car to car in 8hours 57min
  • Log #13345 - by Michael on Oct 17, 2003
    A great climb with two friends. Nice warm day, great weather but kind of hazy due to fires. It's a long climb up and down, try to belay as little as possible. Have fun!
  • Log #13346 - by Helmut Vogel on Oct 03, 2003
    A friend and I took advantage of a late season high pressure and went for it. We were rewarded with great conditions, well kinda. We suffered through cold temperatures on the mountain and had to deal...
  • Log #13347 - by justin conn on Mar 07, 2001
    dear sir donald bradmens family sir donald bradmen you where a great criket player and ance guy Imiss you from justin.
  • Log #13348 - by Alan Kane on Jan 25, 2000
    A great climb by NW ridge, moving together on a 50m 9 mil rope most all the way. Big, long slings are very useful for running belays around blocks. Would be a scary exposed route in a storm though....