Southeast Couloir Stoke

Got a little lucky a couple days ago and had a fun descent of the Southeast Couloir on the South Teton with Chris Figenshau. While many aspects seem to be pretty wind hammered right now, the steep, easterly slopes in the couloir held some surprisingly good snow. I had my helmet cam with me and will try to put a little movie together from the trip. In the meantime, here are a few pictures. (Hover over the image…and use the arrows to advance the picture.) It feels so good to be back, skiing in the high peaks again.

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8 Responses to “Southeast Couloir Stoke”

  1. 1 Bryan Feb 6th, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Nice work! Things looks bony up there compared to last year, which I guess is understandable!

  2. 2 randosteve Feb 6th, 2009 at 7:49 am

    This is the third time I’ve skied the SE Couloir and I didn’t think it was really any narrower/bonier than in past years. Maybe a little less snow at the top…but the crux and exit couloir were well filled in.

  3. 3 Hot Chocolate Feb 6th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Those are some beautiful tracks!

  4. 4 aw Feb 6th, 2009 at 10:50 am


  5. 5 randosteve Feb 6th, 2009 at 3:26 pm


  6. 6 Stephen Koch Feb 6th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Nice going boys! Such a sweet line…

  7. 7 randosteve Feb 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Rumor has it Chris might have the first ski descent of the route…back in the day…after Stephen’s first descent in 1990.

  8. 8 Big Chris Feb 6th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Really nice pics! It’s such a spectacular looking line! Congrats!

    When I read the heading I didn’t think it would be Chris on the other side of the lens. Very cool.

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