Last year on this day, our friend Wray Landon died in an avalanche while skiing the South Teton in Grand Teton National Park. (Here is the original report posted on TetonAT.) I have mourned the loss of Wray a lot over the past year and I really miss him. I know people are out there honoring Wray in many different ways today and I am joining some friends for a pre-dawn patrol session, something Wray was famous for. I had plans to celebrate his life on a multi-day mission in the park this weekend, in full view of a line we skied together, but the weather put the kibosh on that idea.
I made this video a few days after his passing. It’s from a descent of the line he was killed on, two days before that tragic day. RIP Wray…we miss you!!!