South Twin Peak

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South Twin Peak
Highest point
Elevation 3,566 m (11,699 ft) [1]
Coordinates 52°12′15″N 117°26′00″W / 52.20417°N 117.43333°W / 52.20417; -117.43333 (South Twin Peak)
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Winston Churchill Range
Topo map NTS 83C/03
Climbing
First ascent 1924 by F.V. Field, W.O. Field, L. Harris, guided by Edward Feuz jr., J. Biner.[1]
Easiest route ski

South Twin Peak is one of the two peaks that comprise the Twin Peaks massif located just northeast of the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, Canada. The other higher peak is named North Twin Peak and reaches 3,684 m (12,087 ft).

The mountain was named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie and Hugh M. Stutfield.[1]

Routes[edit]

The normal route is a ski mountaineering climb on the eastern slopes of North Twin, and then a traverse to the South Twin, although an ice axe is recommended for the narrow connecting ridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "South Twin Peak". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2007-09-02.