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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Location: north vancouver, british columbia, Canada.
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Default Brothers climb one twin sister,No time for both

I first heard about the twin sister's from a friend Chris about or years ago.Soon time went by and the trip became a distant memory.On a ski trip in june this year to helitrope ridge of mount baker,I stoped for a break and met some locals from bellingham.At this moment I looked in the distance and a few peaks caught my eye.I asked the locals what peaks were in that direction."They responded,the Twin Sister's.Once again back into my memory.Then at a late july mountain bike race,I bumped into Chris again.Ironically we had been hammering each other in the race for a few hours already.Chris asks me "Did you climb the Twin Sister's yet"No I respond.I say to myself what is the big deal about the twin sister's.Later I ran into my brother Andy.He tells me he ran into Chris.Let me guess he told you about the twin sister's.

So here I am mid september with fantastic weather forecasted.The north twin sister is a 3/4 class scramble.The approach to the west ridge of the North Twin is about 12km of logging roads one way.[bikes recommended]After 5500 feet of climbing,3.5 hors later my brother Andy and I reached the summit.The views on top were spectacular,Mount Baker on my left,Mount Rainier on my right,and the ridge line and arete of the South Twin Sister also on my right side.Originally we planned to climb both twins.The 11:30 am start left us short on time!For the way back we just reversed the climb.Then it was on our mountain bikes for a blast down 12km of logging roads!

For directions contact Steph [email protected] or fred becky's guide book! Take care have fun out there!Story and photos Mike Traslin Andy Traslin

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