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.Â Â 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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was a pretty intense day for the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers yesterday. After recovering a the body of a fallen climber during the morning hours, rangers were then called to assist three separate parties stuck above 13,200′ on the Grand Teton (13,770′) as a major thunderstorm left 17 climbers injured or missing due to […]
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 […]
Randosteve skis off the summit of the Grand Teton, May 14, 2010. More photos to come…have a great weekend! Support TetonAT and shop GREEN at Backcountry.com.
Blue-Ford Couloir….Red-Becky Couloir. Click on photo from larger image. It is thought by some (albeit a small group of diehard Teton ski mountaineers) that Reed Finlay and I skied the Becky Couloir on the Grand Teton in April of 1999. However, this is not true and really…sounds like something for some other gringo skier. A […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]