North Face of North Twin

By:  Sam
April 13, 2011

South Twin- North twin’s neighbor to the south. We’ll be back for you….

Braden nears the top.

That hike was a lot longer than it looked from the bottom.

We cruised right past our turn around point on the way up. There was no way I was going to turn back 300 feet from the top to make it into work on time, skiing stable wind buffed pow was far more important… except I had to at least try to call to say I was going to be late.

I dropped first while Allen shot a video.

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  1. Skimohr
    wrote on April 13th, 2011 at 9:12 pm  

    What a great mountain. What a great trip you guys pulled off! Really beautiful peaks! I was up there in May 97 with a good corn harvest and a few days camped-out to savor it… Great shots of South Twin and Baker in the morning sun!

  2. christian
    wrote on April 13th, 2011 at 10:03 pm  
  3. icelanticskier
    wrote on April 13th, 2011 at 10:53 pm  

    18 miles round trip?! shit, if i’d been there, i’da surely swam in a crawler up that pitch for ya giving you only about 12 miles round trip and room for a lunch break on yer way to work on time! hehe.

    great skiing!


  4. Greg
    wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am  
  5. Ben
    wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm  

    Well played!!!!

    Looks like an awesome line, and I love the stupidity factor! Getting back to work on time really is more of a guideline anyway ;)

  6. bushman
    wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm  

    So you got up at 5:00, drove over and started climbing by 6:00, summit by 10:00, reached the glue at 11:15, down to the car and get to work by 1:30. Next time get up by 3:30 (or maybe 4:00 since the glue won’t be so bad earlier). Oh Yeah, right, you try getting up that early. Saw two guys doing just that at the parking garage at St. Moritz at 3:00 AM as we were leaving to catch a flight. Told them I’d trade with them if i could. Great stuff. Got tired just looking at the pics, knowing how warm you get climbing with gear when it’s sunny. Thanks for sharing guys.

    • Sam
      wrote on April 15th, 2011 at 2:14 pm  

      got up at 2, were hiking by 3:30, summit by 10ish. It would have to be a reallygood run to get me up much before 2

    • bushman
      wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 7:46 am  

      I stand corrected. Ok, 2:00 AM is early enough. Awesome stuff for breakfast-again.

  7. Adrian
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 12:11 pm  

    Wow, looks like one hell of a trip! You guys got some great shots in there

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