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Photo: North Twin Peak, with Twins Tower at centre-right, from the north on Mount Woolley (courtesy Paul Russell)

Twins Tower

  • 3627 m (11,900ft)
  • Naming History
52.2294N -117.450W
Located in the Upper Athabasca River Valley; the north summit of the North Twin

Range: Winston Churchill
Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Major Valley: Athabasca
Year Named: 1984
Named for: This tower is adjacent to "The Twins."

In his book, "The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies," Bill Corbett wrote, "The sudden view of Twins Tower from the summit of North Twin is one of the most striking and sphincter-tightening in the Canadian Rockies. Its sharply etched south ridge is a rising sliver of snow, with precipitous drops to the Athabasca Valley on the left and the Habel Creek drainage on the right."

See: South Twin Peak.

Photo: Twins Tower from North Twin Peak (courtesy Alan Kane)

Looking southeast to (l-r) North Twin Peak, Twins Tower below at right, and South Twin Peak from the Athabasca Valley (courtesy Don Beers)

Looking west to North Twin Peak (left) and Twins Tower from Nigel Peak (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Looking west to Twins Tower from Nigel Peak (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Looking south to North Twin (Twins Tower at right) (courtesy www.barryblanchard.ca)

Looking south to (l-r) North Twin Peak, Twins Tower, South Twin Peak (courtesy www.barryblanchard.ca)