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South Twin  Alberta   #22
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Winston Churchill Range

Height: 3581 m <- 11750 feet
Prominence?: 341 m  
Line Parent?: North Twin (2.2 km away, at bearing 0 degrees)
Greater Parent: North Twin (2.0 km away)

Location:   52.20395,-117.43468     52:12:14, -117:26:05   11U 470295 5783812 (80 km E of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.03   AreaCode: FL27/CE03
First Ascent: 1924 F. Field; W. Field; L. Harris; J. Biner; E. Feuz Jr
Northwest Ridge on South Twin
This peak is #7 on the Height List for Alberta .South Twin, rising to an elevation of 11,700 (3580 m), is another of the major Columbia Icefield peaks; it is located at GR 703836 on 83 C/3 (Columbia Icefield). As its name suggests, it is the second of two paired peaks at the far NW end of the icefield, the other being North Twin. The two Twins are frequently climbed in one day as part of the same outing. South Twin was first climbed in July of 1924 by F.V. Field, V.O. Field, L. Harris, and the two guides, J. Biner and Edward Feuz, Jr. via the N ridge. This remains today the standard route of ascent.

Trips within 1 km
52 2015.05.09 A Spring Ascent of South Twin Peak Vern Dewit
33 2000.05.22 Twins and Stutfield - Athabasca Glacier Approach Route Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:75000Columbia Icefield Gem Trek
1:400000Best of The Icefields Parkway Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 South Twin from the North Dieter Kepper
6 Northwest Ridge on South Twin Rick Collier
5 South Twin from the west Dieter Kepper
5 Looking North from Fresnoy Mountain toward South Twin Rick Collier

Placename Photos
13 Columbia Icefield Panorama from Tangle Ridge Eric Coulthard
12 The Twins High Resolution Eric Coulthard
11 West Twin from South Twin Vern Dewit
11 Panorama from South Twin Peak including Wales Peak Vern Dewit
10 Twins Panorama Rick Collier
9 Ebon Peak from Mount Patterson Eric Coulthard
8 The Twins from Columbia Trench Robin Tivy
7 Labelled Panorama from Castleguard, Part 1 David Wasserman
6 Mount Amery from the South Eric Coulthard
4 Mount Columbia Approach Panorama Dieter Kepper
4 Mount Columbia from Twins Tower Rick Collier