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Andreas Fransson's Denali South Face Ski Descent

This is pretty rad. Many of you know that this past spring/summer, Andreas Fransson made the first descent of Denali’s South Face. Well…here is the video. I know some people, many of whom are veteran guides on Denali, have had their eye on this line for years. Well…Andreas nails it, solo…and also skied the Messner [...]

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 [...]

1984 Civetta Descent

I found this random video of a 1984 ski descent by Toni Velaruz (at the time, a 43 year old ski instructor at Val di Fassa) of the North East Wall of Civetta, a huge peak in the Italian Dolomites. The line is over 1000m long and averages 60 degrees. Though he had heli-assistance, the [...]

Aoraki/Mount Cook Ski Descent Video

The Linda Glacier ski descent route on Aoraki/Mount Cook follows the red line, but goes into the “Gun Barrels” (blue line) instead of the Summit Rocks section. Photo courtesy Alpinism and Ski. In honor of heading to New Zealand in a couple weeks, I figured I’d post this video of Bruce Grant skiing Aoraki/Mount Cook [...]

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 [...]

Video: North Face of the Breithorn Ski Descent

The north side of the Breithorn in the Pennine Alps. The Breithorn is a huge Swiss peak with no less than five summits to it’s name, and sits on the border between Switzerland and Italy…not too far from the Matterhorn.  At 40164m (13.661ft), the Breithorn is a pretty big peak by European standards, but it’s [...]

Skiing Aconcagua Now On The Calendar

Alpenglow on the north side of Aconcagua. It’s funny that on Friday, his royal blogness announced his intentions of skiing Denali this spring, since on the same day I was making final arrangements to attempt another one of the Seven Summits. While booking my flights to and from Ushuaia on my way to Antarctica, I [...]

Archangel Ridge on Mount Foraker Gets First Ski Descent

Update- It seems as though the accuracy of this post has come into question. Over a month ago, I heard about this descent via an email from someone who saw ski tracks on the route, as well as hearing about it thru Facebook and Twitter posts. More recently, I saw it posted on some other [...]