Sir Donald. The trail to the Sir Donald-Uto col starts here. He quickly improved as a climber and became an "all-rounder", grabbing ascents of prime boulders, routes, and mountains with his main motivation being to explore and test himself. Those things kept me coming back.”, When asked by his sponsor Osprey about what he thinks everyone should do once in his life, he said: “Cowboy camp (camp without a tent) on a clear night in a ridiculously pretty place. Sir Donald has a classic Northwest Ridge alpine trad route that is graded 5.4, and it has a deadly reputation. Got them bagged within one week, plus another classic, West Ridge of … From big ski and climb days to long-distance hikes, Due to the ease of much of the climbing, climbers often unrope on the ascent or descent, but every few years, someone falls and dies. Mount Sir Donald. Jimmy Simpson but as I drove west towards Lake Louise, I decided to change my plan to Mt.… RCMP and Parks Canada Mountain Safety were notified due to an emergency spot beacon that was activated near Mount Sir Donald in Glacier National Park. Our deepest condolences to Xiao’s friends, family and climbing partners. His humour, integrity, and easy going demeanour endeared him to everyone he met and knew. Medium: Photograph - Image. Though not the highest in its vicinity (higher peaks include Mt. (Days 3-6): A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sun morning. 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Sir Donald is one of the most prominent mountains in the interior of British Columbia and it's the landmark of Rogers Pass. Sounds silly now but turns out you will love it. @livsndesigns #ospreypacks #thegooddaysaremade #multipitchclimbing #tradclimbing #alpineclimbing #lovemountains #salomonsquad #timetoplay#ospreypacks #thegooddaysaremade #mountaincultureelevated #exploreourearth #mountainstories #mountainsarecalling #visualsofearth #adventureinspired #mountainphotography #depthofearth #wildernesstones #allaboutadventures #peoplewhoadventure #mountainslovers #adventureenthusiasts #stayadventurous #banffnationalpark #bcparks #bugaboo #alpineclubofcanada #mountaincultureelevated, A post shared by David |Trailing Adventures️| (@trailingadventures) on Aug 12, 2020 at 3:14pm PDT. Climber Dies After Fall on Mount Sir Donald in B.C. August 1, 2014 3284m Rogers Pass, BC The Matterhorn shaped Mt. Sir Donald is an impressive and obvious Matterhorn shaped peak that towers above its neighbours. The climbers of the Kelowna area are all in shock as he had touched so many people in a positive way. August 17, 2012 2983m Lake Louise, AB I had a big plan lined up for this past Saturday so I decided to either rest up or do a short objective on Friday. He was very quick to make friends and many people wanted to be his friend. Photograph; Parallel title. Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal GCMG GCVO PC DL FRS (6 August 1820 – 21 January 1914), known as Sir Donald A. Smith between May 1886 and August 1897, was a Scottish-born Canadian businessman who became one of the British Empire's foremost builders and … In Kelowna, family and friends have been posting thoughtful words, sharing memories and photos of trips they've done with Padmore. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to donate to the Climbers' Access Society of B.C. Title proper. The first ascent of Mount Sir Donald, the tallest peak in the area, was completed in 1890. Imagine falling asleep and gazing into space and beyond, a billion stars and the swirling colors of the Milky Way. What a climb that was! Sir Donald June 27th, 2014 In July 2012 my friend Dylan Johnson and I made an 11-day road-trip through interior BC, and although we climbed several fun things, the highlight for me was the Northwest Arête of Mt. As a tribute to Donald Smith, a mountain along the CPR route was named after him. Add your email to the Canadian gripped newsletter mailing list: Get the digital edition of Gripped for your chosen platform: This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Xiao was born and raised in China, but moved to Canada a few years ago. We loved our friend and will miss him. “Those first few years [in Canada], I climbed to the top of many mountains,” Xiao wrote in a short biography on his website Trailing Adventures here. Sir Donald and Bugaboo Spire Bugaboo Spire and Mount Sir Donald are two of the biggest ascents I've done to date. WHAT: Pursuant to subsection 36(1) of the Canada National Parks Act General Regulations, the following area is closed to all traffic and travel by order of the Superintendent, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks:. 6 Aug. 1820 in Forres, Scotland, son of Alexander Smith and Barbara Stuart; m.Isabella Sophia Hardisty, sister of Richard Charles* and William Lucas* Hardisty, and they had one daughter; d. 21 Jan. 1914 in London, England. SMITH, DONALD ALEXANDER, 1st Baron STRATHCONA and MOUNT ROYAL, HBC officer, businessman, politician, diplomat, and philanthropist; b. Xiao took full advantage of the Canadian Rockies, his backyard range, which you can experience on his social media. Info about Glacier National park here and information about the Alpine Club of Canada's Wheeler Hut here Mt Sir Donald : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost Mount Sir Donald is a 3,284-metre mountain summit located in the Rogers Pass area of Glacier National Park in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Dawson massive just to the south of Illecillewaet Neve), it towers… General material designation. The three other climbers with Padmore were flown back to Rogers Pass Summit by a Parks Canada Mountain Safety helicopter. Be the first to submit your climbing note! March 4, 2015. Once in the park, look for the Illecillewaet campground. He later became Lord Strathcona due to his involvement in the railroad construction. Get the Weekend Camping Report for Mount Sir Donald - Glacier National Park, BC, CA We use cookies on this site to improve your experience as explained in our Cookie Policy. Highly recommended if you climb 5.8 outdoors. David Xiao was climbing with a partner, reportedly unroped, somewhere on Mount Sir Donald in Rogers Pass when he fell to his death. Thanks @chnetka for the shot! Driving through Rogers Pass will never be the same, seeing Mt Sir Donald will bring back the painful memories of when I got the 'call.'". Having done many trips with Tom including climbing large mountains, I can attest that he was very safety conscious and this tragic incident that took his life was exactly that. When asked: If you could make a 20-second phone call to yourself at any point in your life present or future, when would you call and what would you say? Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for [city] with The Weather Network. Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, fur trader, railroad financier, diplomat (b at Forres, Scot 6 Aug 1820; d at London, Eng 21 Jan 1914). Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Sat night, min -17°C on Sun night). Gas stove use only. “I Slept in a tent and backpacked for the first time; getting lost in the mountains for the first time. Level of description. The Northwest Ridge of Mount Sir Donald is listed as one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America” in Steck and Roper’s book first published in 1979. The son of a tradesman, Smith joined the HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY in. Our climbing community in Canada is a close-knit one and we all feel it when we lose someone. 0047.0469: Mount Sir Donald. Mainly strong winds. Mount Sir Donald Climbing Notes. Source: CBI. Reference code. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. This includes the Official website, phone number, location map, reviews and photos. Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below. Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Sir Donald that may be useful to other climbers. Mt. Perfection On Mount Sir Donald ; ... Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. Mt Sir Donald's West Ridge & Mt Robson from Mark Smiley on Vimeo. Thank you @carreradawn for the kick ass action shot of me! Some advice, start hiking at 4:30 am on a weekend to be the first few parties up and it's a long day so make sure you know your multipitch and rappel system really well and don't, you know, sun tan for a hour on the summit at 4 pm… Got back to the car past midnight #ospreypacks #thegooddaysaremade #goodtimesoutside #alpineclubofcanada #rockclimbing #multipitchclimbing #climbingmountains #abparks #Albertarockies #explorebanff #mountaincultureelevated #rockclimber #shadyrays #Climbing #banffnationalpark #banff_lakelouise #abparks @beal.official, A post shared by David |Trailing Adventures️| (@trailingadventures) on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:33pm PDT. He was not a thrill seeker who got in over his head. The evening will provide a chance for people to share memories. Super easy route finding, solid, fun climbing and not too bad rapping except for the first rappel. It was the site of a tragic accident last year and no doubt quite a few over the past 30 years (at least 8 listed at Alpine Accidents in Canada) due no doubt partly to its popularity of being published as one of the 50 classic routes in North America. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Thu night, min -19°C on Wed night). In 2017, we reported about a number of accidents and deaths in the mountains, one of which was a climber who fell off Sir Donald here. His loss is being felt by his many friends and climb/ski partners around the world. The BC Coroner's Service is leading the investigation, as no foul play is suspected. 1). Title statements of responsibility. The direct and official information for Mount Sir Donald - Glacier National Park in Revelstoke, British Columbia. From carving turns on remote alpine peaks to bagging local classic rock climbs, his energy and passion for the peaks was evident in every objective he threw himself at. Mt. 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