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Best Reader Email 2010?

Over the years, I have gotten quite a lot of emails from people who visit TetonAT.com. Some who write to me ask about ski routes, while others ask about gear recommendations or just want to chat and share information about things that are happening.  I enjoy meeting all the new people and I like the [...]

Video: Southeast Face of the Middle Teton

Click here to see some photographs from this descent.

Video Dedication: Skiing Amora Vida Couloir

Two days after skiing the Amora Vida Couloir on the South Teton, a fellow skier and friend, Wray Landon was killed in an avalanche while skiing the same route. It has taken me a little while to be able to look at the footage, and a few tears were shed while making this video and [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 6

Back at basecamp… …and the weather determined it was not meant to be. Steve called this morning and the team has returned to base camp from Camp Two and a half. The weather over the last couple days has been challenging – cloudy with the winds bringing the temps. down to approximately minus 40F with [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 5

Headed up to Camp Two and a Half! Well, despite some serious weather obstacles, the team has decided to move higher still! Steve called today to report that the team has decided to continue up to Camp Two and a half tomorrow, even after spending a full day in the tent yesterday, enduring “nuclear winds”. [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 4

Headed up the Mountain! Steve called yesterday to report that the team has now moved up to Camp One (and a half), located a little over 18,000 ft. The team is doing well – everyone is feeling strong, and the plan is for the team to either take a rest day today or start shuttling [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 3

I talked to Steve again yesterday, and unfortunately the team has been stymied in their attempts to move higher on the mountain because of the wind. Apparently, on Wednesday, it was -25F on the Summit, with a wind chill bringing the temp down to -60F – enough to keep the team in base camp for [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 2

Randokitty here, again for Randosteve… Steve called this morning to say that their “recon. ski” went great yesterday, and that they actually found some great snow! The wind was howling this morning though, and so the team is taking a rest day. So far, everyone on the team is acclimatizing very well and their “pulse [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 1

Randokitty here for Randosteve: Steve called today, on the satellite phone, from base camp. The two day trek in to base camp went well, and the team is doing great, settling into camp at over 14, 000ft. At three points along the trek in, the team members’ oxygen levels were tested and all three members [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 6

Photo: Scott Fennell. For our last day of skiing in Antarctica, the ship brought us to some mellow terrain around Discovery Bay on Greenwich Island, where the emphasis seemed to be on seeing seals and penguins, rather than skiing. And since it was long night of partying on the ship for many the night before, [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 5

Photo Scott Fennell It has been really hard to believe all the good weather we have been having, and although it snowed a little on us late in the afternoon today, it has been more or less blue skies for the majority of the trip. I haven’t worm my Gore-Tex clothing once so far and [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 4

Though the day started out a bit greybird, it looked as though the sun would burn through the clouds as we shuttled to the shore of Livingston Island to ski yesterday. The highest peaks on the island push over 5K’, but they are heavily glaciated and crevassed, making travel extremely dangerous and difficult. Therefore, our [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 3

11 o’clock sunset over the Antarctic Peninsula. Everyone knows that traveling in the mountains is a dangerous activity, add in glaciers and the absolute remoteness of Antarctica, and even the smallest accident can turn into a life threatening scenario. So before I go any further, I must give a huge shout out to the IceAxe [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 2

Another day of beautiful sunshine and amazing terrain yesterday and after traveling through the Neumayer Channel overnight, we awoke to the mountains referred to as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs towering over the ocean and the Clipper Adventurer. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Photo Kellie Okonek. After a quick [...]

IceAxe.TV Antarctic Peninsula Ski Cruise Update 1

Randosteve skis above Cierva Cove. Photo: Scott Fennell. In my world, and any other fan of backcountry skiing, today was a day dreams are made of. After being cooped up on the Clipper Adventurer for two days crossing the Drake Passage, the clouds parted and the winds eventually mellowed to allow for an amazing day [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Northeast Ridge Variation, Mount Moran

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 [...]

Skiing in the Eastern Beartooths Part 2

Randosteve skis in the Eastern Beartooths of Montana. Our second full day skiing out of Goose Lake was the best. Our plan was to head up to Fox Peak and scope out its North Couloir, which was recommend by Kris Erickson, a well known ski mountaineer and photographer. After hopefully a successful descent, would then [...]

Video TR: Skiing the Newk Couloir