North and South Twin as seen from descent of Mount Alberta...Sun Setting Japanese Route, V, 5.6, Mount Alberta, August 2, 2009, Canadian Rockies
Dow Williams
on Aug 6, 2009 10:29 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 537688


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Konrad Sus

Konrad Sus - Aug 6, 2009 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10


This is what I like in mountains photo - clear air, sharp peaks with glaciers and clouds


anita - Aug 6, 2009 9:17 pm - Voted 10/10


the Black Hole... awesome. What a formidable looking face.

Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr - Aug 6, 2009 11:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Black Hole

Anita - the Black Hole actually refers to the deep basin you cross to get at the base of the North Twin. It receives very little sun and climbers have to go down and across it to get to the base of the North Face. It would be mentally hard to cross such a dark unfriendly place before starting up a face like that!
Take care.

Old School WB

Old School WB - Jul 20, 2015 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

The Black Hole

“The Black Hole is the giant basin found at the foot of the north face of the Twins Tower. The Black Hole is also the terminus zone for the hanging Stutfield Glacier. The Black Hole is a big mangled zone which rarely sees the sun. The Glacier that sits in the guts of the Hole drain out to the Athabasca River. Anyone who wishes to climb the North Face or the Abron Route needs to cross the Black Hole.”

Brandon Pullan, North Twin via the Black Hole

Photo of The Black Hole from Mt. Woolley

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