The Brothers (Olympic Mountains)

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The Brothers
East face in winter
Elevation 6,842 ft (2,085 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 2,682 ft (817 m)[1]
Location Jefferson County, Washington U.S.
Range Olympic Mountains
Coordinates 47°39′14″N 123°08′27″W / 47.653766281°N 123.140952622°W / 47.653766281; -123.140952622Coordinates: 47°39′14″N 123°08′27″W / 47.653766281°N 123.140952622°W / 47.653766281; -123.140952622[2]
Topo map USGS The Brothers

The Brothers are a pair of prominent peaks in the Olympic Mountains which are located near the Hood Canal in Washington state on the boundary between Olympic National Park and The Brothers Wilderness.

The south peak, rising to 6,842 feet (2,085 m), is 192 feet (59 m) higher than the north peak.[1] No official trails approach the summit, but the south peak is considered a non-technical climb. The Brothers' distinctive double summit is clearly recognizable from Seattle.

In 1856, surveyor George Davidson named these mountains in honor of two brothers of Ellinor Fauntleroy, his future wife. He called the southern peak Mount Edward and northern peak Mount Arthur.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "The Brothers, Washington". 
  2. ^ "The Brothers". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. 
  3. ^ Olympic Mountain Rescue (1972–2006). Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide (4th ed.). Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers Books. p. 366. ISBN 0-89886-206-X. 
  4. ^ "The story of three Olympic peaks". Washington Historical Quarterly 4 (3): 182–86. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 

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