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Negative Tracks

The Tetons poke above the clouds yesterday morning. Click photos for larger image. Conditions have been pretty stellar here in the Tetons the past few days. With fresh snow every morning and the sun popping out, things have been great for ski touring. Over the past couple days however, I’ve had a mixed bag of [...]

Warning…Beware of Falcons

Just when you thought you had all your bases covered. Good, quality ski equipment…check. Reliable ski partner…check. Promising weather forecast…check. Low avalanche danger…check. Raptor danger…check?! This sign was found in the French Ridge Hut on the way to Mount Aspiring, NZ.

Photo TR: Spaulding Peak

Randosteve skis from near the summit of Spaulding Peak. Click photo for larger image. During our day, we watched 7 people…in two different parties, climb up no more than 1/3 of the way up the Ellingwood Couloir on the Middle Teton. From skiing the Amora Vida Couloir on the South Teton the day before, I [...]

Ranger Peak

Reed Finlay skis the East Face of Ranger Peak. The highest peak in the Tetons north of Mount Moran. I recently bought a little kicker 6HP motor for my drift boat, mainly for putting across Jackson Lake in the spring to access skiing. Sorry, not a very big fan of canoeing. It’s getting a little [...]

Shane McConkey Dies in Dolomite Ski BASE Accident

Shane McConkey, 1969-2009. Legendary big mountain skier, BASE jumper, saucer boy and general sickbird, Shane McConkey died today in a ski BASE jumping accident in the Italian Dolomites. Details are hard to find, but word is that there were complications with one of his skis coming off during free fall.  Shane reportedly did a double [...]