The Maine Triple Twinter Challenge is a single season winter challenge to summit the following 4000 footer twin summits in Maine:
- Saddleback (4120′) and the Horn (4023′)
- Crocker (4228′) and South Crocker Mountain (4050′)
- The Bigelows, West (4145′) and Avery Peak (4090′)
Here are the basics of the rules.
- All peaks must be summited in a single winter season.
- Hikes begin and end at the trailhead. On-foot travel only from trailhead to summit back to trailhead.
- The trailhead is defined by the point at which you can no longer easily and legally drive a four-wheeled street legal passenger vehicle in the summer. You may arrive at the trailhead by any means.
- The first hike must begin at the trailhead after the the winter solstice.
- The last hike must be completed (back at the trailhead after summiting) before spring equinox.
- Those who complete the challenge must complete the form (coming later this winter), and submit $10.00 postmarked by April 6th. Successful hikers will receive a patch and have their names posted on this page.
- Must be completed during or after the winter of 2019-2020.
Subcategories of this challenge include:
- Standard: All six summits in a single winter.
- Pure: All six summits in a single winter, and each twin was summited on the same day.
- Speed: All six summits in a single winter in three consecutive days.
- FKT: Fastest Known Time. Timed from start of the first trailhead to returning to the final trailhead.