This looks rather interesting and is due out in mid October. Unfortunately my “classic” submission got cut from the book because it was too exotic. Not a bad problem to have I guess. I still look forward to seeing the final production version though.
Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America is a large format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska to Mount Washington. Created by ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard, Fifty Classic Ski Descents taps into the local knowledge of contributors such as Andrew McLean, Glen Plake, Lowell Skoog, Chic Scott and Ptor Spricenieks with first person descriptions of their favorite ski descents and insightful perspectives on ski mountaineering past, present and future. The book features 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from many of North America’s top photographers. Whether you are planning an expedition to Baffin Island’s Polar Star Couloir or heading out for dawn patrol on Mount Superior, Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a visual and inspirational feast of ski mountaineering in North America.
“Packed with breathtaking photos of North America’s steepest faces and longest couloirs, and featuring gripping accounts by the very backcountry legends who first dared to lay down tracks on these inspiring epic lines, Fifty Classic Ski Descents captures the sheer audacity and rapid progression of modern ski mountaineering.”
–Christopher Keyes, Editor, Outside Magazine
“Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a result of searches. And search we will: in person, in images, in writings, in imagination. Fifty Classic Ski Descents entices us to find a rainbow’s end. Enjoy!”
–Bill Briggs, Pioneering Ski Mountaineer
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[…] Plake and Terry Johnson in 1990, the 2000′ Split Couloir was recently noted as one of the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America. It is a steep, shaft-like couloir and is guarded at it’s base by a two icy cruxes that are […]