North Twin

North Twin is the third highest mountain of the Canadian Rockies, behind Mount Robson (12,972 ft.) and Mount Columbia (12,294 ft.). It is a snowy mountain, rising on the northwest edge of the Columbia Icefield with its smaller counterpart, South Twin (11,675 ft.). It is a gently sloping snow climb from the East. The mountain, however, drops off sharply toward the north and west. An outstanding feature of North Twin is its north face, a steep wall fronted by a subsidiary peak known as Twins Tower. The north face of Twins Tower is a sheer rock precipice rising nearly 4,000 feet from the valley floor.

Elevation (feet): 12,200
Elevation (meters): 3,719
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.223961
Longitude: -117.434664
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): W. Ladd, J. Munroe Thorington, Conrad Kain
Nearest major airport: Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta
Convenient Center: Jasper, Alberta

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for North Twin.

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  • Log #5879 - by Geoff Ruttan on Mar 20, 2000
    The third highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and you can ski right to the summit. Its about 21 km from the road to the summit and over 1700m elevation gain. We picked a great day in May and skied...
  • Log #5880 - by Alan Kane on Jan 10, 2000
    Normal ascent is via skis across Columbia icefield as a 3 day ski mountaineering trip, ski to top top via south side. North side is 4000ft vertical drop to valley, west side is probably never...