It seems high pressure is in the house in the Tetons lately and here for a long term stay. With a ton of avalanche classes and other skiers making their rounds on the lines close to the parking lots and trailheads, I teamed up with Reed Finlay for an adventure far from everything else. We [...]
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After skinning about 30 miles, as well as climbing and skiing Mount Moran over the past two days, I will admit it…I’m tired. More photos to come. The Cathedral group at 6:41 pm last night.
Randosteve skis next to the West Horn while descending Drizzlepus on Mount Moran. Click all photos for larger image. Drizzlepus, a feature on the south-side of Mount Moran has been on my hit-list for a long time. It sits just west of the Falling Ice Glacier and the West Horn, and is a point that [...]
Skiing the Northeast Ridge of Mount Moran has been on my Teton hit-list ever since I started getting more serious about ski mountaineering in the late 90′s. Reed Finlay and I made our first attempt at it in 2006, shooting for the line Stephen Koch did on the first descent, which continued past the gendarme [...]
Randosteve skis the upper section of the Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran. A couple weeks ago, before the heat of summer set in here in Jackson and the snow surfaces were still looking smooth, I managed a trip to the north side of Mount Moran to ski the Sickle Couloir with Wray Landon and Dustin [...]
Upper half of the Skillet Glacier. Skillet Glacier- The most classic and sought after descent on Mount Moran is by far the Skillet Glacier. In the past, this line would rarely see descents during the mid-winter months, but more recently, the six mile approach across Jackson Lake has been tackled during the wee hours of [...]
Because of the immense overall size of Mount Moran there are many ski routes on the mountain, though only a couple come of summit without any sort of rappel. Most of the time, the broad, flat summit is stripped of snow by the wind, making a true summit descent challenging. Virtually every aspect of Moran [...]
Mount Moran is no doubt one of the most iconic mountains of the Teton Range. At 12,605′ it ranks as the fourth highest peak of the range and with a prominence of over 2,500′, its summit massif is a daunting goal…made even more challenging by its remoteness and relatively difficult approach. It is an impressive [...]
I’m pretty sure, by law, snowmobiles are only allowed on Jackson Lake for ice fishing access. Looks like these cats were fishing for something else! I can’t help to wonder how often Mount Moran (and other north district peaks/lines) would get skied on a regular basis if everyone decided to ignore the snowmobile policy on [...]