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Will The Hossack-MacGowan Route Get Skied Again?

While skiing in Glacier Gulch yesterday, I found myself staring up at and day-dreaming about skiing the Hossack-MacGowan route on the north side of the Grand Teton.   I think it has been about 14 years since the route had its last (2nd) descent, and although we have had some really phat snow years since then, [...]

Ford Couloir/East Face Avalanche.

Just a little PSA, as I saw this on Turkey Day. The East Face and Ford Couloir of the Grand Teton slid and sent debris all the way to the meadows. The Cave Couloir also slid. Both appeared to have happened naturally, maybe on Monday or Tuesday…hard to tell though. Avalanche crowns on the Grand [...]

More Grand Teton Speed Porn

Well, since someone (Brian Story) came within 3 minutes of breaking the Grand Teton speed descent record this weekend, as well as an impressive time on a Grand, Middle and South Teton ski descent link-up (Nathan Brown and Zahan Billamoria, 10:39), this video of Bryce Thatcher and Creighton King’s battle for the summer ascent and [...]

Grand Teton Ski Descent Speed Record Set?

UPDATE: Today, Utah residents Jared Inouye, Andy Dorais and Jason Dorais teamed up for a group solo ski descent of the Ford/Stettner Route and set a new bar with a time of 5:17 car-to-car. These guys are pretty speedy rando-races and the time will be very hard to beat. See the comments section of this [...]

Solo GT

Beau Fredlund makes a solo ascent of the Ford Couloir on the Grand Teton on June 18, 2011. Click photo for larger image. Just wanted to share this rad picture from Jay Hause of Beau Fredlund on a solo ascent of the Ford Couloir on the Grand Teton today. The photo was taken at about [...]

Ice Axe From Grand Teton Lightning Incident

I received this photo from Jeff Witt, a climbing guide who works with Exum Mountain Guides.  It is of an ice axe that was with one of the parties injured and pinned down by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton last Wednesday. We’ve all heard of blue sparks or humming coming from our [...]

Mega Grand Teton Ford/Stettner Ski Descent Photo TR

CLICK ALL PHOTOS FOR LARGER IMAGES It’s been two or three years since the last time I skied the Grand Teton and recently I have been jonesing to get back up there to check it out again. Chris Onufer joined me for this trip and we started walking on the dry trail from the Bradley/Taggart [...]

Have a Grand Weekend!!!

Randosteve skis off the summit of the Grand Teton, May 14, 2010. More photos to come…have a great weekend!

One Mountain Movie Project

I found out about the One Mountain project last winter while researching some stuff on the web and hearing about the filming up on the Grand Teton. The movie is a feature length documentary that focuses on two Jackson skiers’, Hunter Wood and Dan Petrus, dreams of skiing the Grand Teton. (Kind of like the [...]

TetonAT.com Videos: Skiing The Grand Teton

Just a few hours left to Guess My Time: Grand Teton to win a pair of La Sportivas! Entries will be accepted until noon MST on Thursday…the winner will be announced on Friday! Good luck! Having tried to ski the Grand Teton a few times prior to 2005, and getting denied for one reason or [...]

Win La Sportiva's, Guess My Time: Grand Teton

Guess my time running up and down the Grand Teton this weekend and win a FREE pair of La Sportiva Sandstone GTX hiking shoes! The Sandstone GTX is a great light hiker with a rugged Vibram sole, leather and mesh uppers, a capped toe for protection, a gusseted tongue and a Gore-Tex insert to keep [...]

Has A Women Snowboarded the Grand Teton?

Is being the first women to snowboard the Grand Teton one of the final prizes left up for grabs on the mountain? First Male Alpine Descent-Bill Briggs, 1971 First Female Alpine Descent- Kristen Ulmer, 1997 First Male Telemark Descent- Rick Wyatt, 1982 First Female Telemark Descent- Aj Cargill, 2004 First Male Snowboard Descent- Stephen Koch, [...]

Photo of the Day

Three skiers descend the OtterBody on the Grand Teton on March 13, 2009. Photo Courtesy: Jay Petersen.

Second Descent of the Hossack-MacGowan on the Grand Teton

Thanks to Andrew McLean for his account of the second decent of the Hossack-MacGowan Couloir with the late Hans Saari. And rumor has it congratuatlions are in order as his wife is pregnant with their second child. Nice one Andrew! Anyway, I think this is the last of the three part series (part 1, part [...]

Hossack-MacGowan Couloir Ski Attempt

My infatuation with the Hossack-MacGowan Couloir on the Grand Teton continues with accounts from Andrew McLean, Mark Holbrook and Kris Erickson, on an attempt to ski the line with the belated ski mountaineer, Hans Saari.   With our first study, we showed how Mark Newcomb and Hans Johnstone skied it in excellent conditions with an [...]