Aspen Hole????

This cartoon was published over the summer in Planet Jackson Hole, one of Jackson’s local news papers. I though it depicted the way things are headed here in JH with regards to development quite well…unfortunately. Click here for larger image

Regluing Your Climbing Skins in Style

No doubt regluing climbing skins is one of the nastiest jobs related to backcountry skiing. Removing the old dog hair, pine needles, and kick wax encrusted glue can be a pain. We do it at the shop, use a heated scraper and glue sheets to get the job done right. You can also use Gold […]

Cascade to Paintbrush Canyon Run

I got out to run the 18+ mile Cascade/Paintbrush Canyon loop on Friday. I normally like to start in the morning for these types of runs, to take advantage of my caffeine loading, but I didn’t get on the trail until close to 2 o’clock, under mostly cloudy skies, which made things feel quite seasonal. […]

Bruneau Sand Dunes:

Steve Romeo skis on the ridge of Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park in southwestern Idaho After seeing the thread on Telemark Tips about sand skiing in the Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park in southwestern Idaho, I just had to check it out. Bruneau is tallest single-structured sand dune in North America (whatever that means), and […]

Weather Busts Gannett Push

Alpenglow lights up Squaretop Mountain and the peaks of Porcupine Creek The forecast for weather was up to 40% by the time we left Jackson at 4 am on Monday morning, some snow was also predicted. Not the best conditions for a speed attempt on Gannett Peak, but my stubbornness kept the trip on track […]

Going for Gannett

I’m going for a speed mission to Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountains with Julia today. The plan is to leave Jackson at 4am Monday morning, and drive to the Green River Lakes trailhead. We should be able to move pretty fast on the road at that time, so we are hoping to be […]

Teton Races at Targhee

I only ran in one competative trail running event this summer, and it was this past weekend at Grand Targhee. The area hosted a total of three events on Saturday and Sunday, including 50 and 100 mile ultra-marathons. I ran in the 50 miler last year, and came in fourth, just less than an hour […]

Guest TR: Grasshopper Glacier, Glacier Peak, MT

I got an email from a stoked Sam Petri the other day who was fired up after having made turns in the Beartooths last week. Props to Sam and his bros for gettin’ some. Be sure to catch the vid at the end…looks like the little doggie could use some spikes! šŸ˜€ Grasshopper Glacier sits […]

Bus de Tofana (Hole in the Tofana)

Number 6 is the Bus de Tofana After skiing the Piz Boe Direttissima, we decided to try and nail the ā€˜Hole in the Tofanaā€ on the Tofana di Mezzo on the drive back to Cortina. You can access this route via the chairlifts of the resort with a short hike, but that would be too […]

Be a Hero with GoPro Cameras

Adjustable in every angle You may remember me experimenting with some video last spring and some of you recommended me getting some sort of helmet cam. Well, I’ve been thinking about investing in one and I saw the perfect setup while I was down at the Outdoor Retailer.   I don’t want to spend a […]

TetonAT TV: Episode 2

Randosteve talks with the winner of the 2007 North American Ski Mountaineering Championships, Cary Smith. Here is the YouTube link as well. It’s about eight minutes long and yes…return of the Jingle.

Guest TR: Driggs to Dornans

Some of you may remember me mentioning Zahan Billamoria’s traverse of the Tetons via Table Mountain and a solo ascent of the Exum Ridge a few weeks ago. I finally caught up with Zee and he sent me some pics and a little write up about the trip. Wray Landon solos the Upper Exum Ridge […]

Piz Boe Direttissima-Val de la Fontane

The Sella group in the Dolomites has got to be one of the raddest spots to ski couloirs in the world. There are many lines that are accessible within and hour or two long tour from the Passo Pordoi tram and range from casual 40 degree lines to the ultimate in mandatory rappel 60 degree […]

Canal Staunies Nord: Dolomites, Italy

Number 17 is the Staunies Nord on Mount Cristallo While in Italy for the World Skimo Championships in 2006, I was able to spend some time in the Dolomites skiing my favorite type of terrainā€¦splitter couloirs. There are endless options for the steep skier and I would travel all the way back to ski one […]

Black Diamond Equipment Supports Randosteve

Randosteve with BD Seracs below Teewinot’s Crooked Thumb Couloir, circa 1999 One of the reasons I started this website was to have something to show potential sponsors the stuff I was doing, in hopes solidifying a relationship with some of the leaders in backcountry skiing and ski-mountaineering. Over the past few months I have been […]

Dike Pinnacle: East Ridge to Koch’s Couloir

In June of 2006, Reed Finlay and I skied the East Ridge of the Dike Pinnacle on the Middle Teton and then continued on to ski Koch’s Couloir down to the moraine. Here’s the trip report for the archives. I remember this descent vividly because it stands out a one of my favorite late season […]

Guest TR: Airline Couloir: Snowy Range, Wyoming

Airline Couloir still holding snow in the Snowy Range in Southeastern Wyoming Galen Woelk of Laramie has been sending me pictures all season of some of the lines he’s skied and the potential for exploration in the Medicine Bow Mountains of southeast Wyoming. The Snowy Range is one of the ranges in the Medicine Bows […]

Light and Fast on the Grand Teton

WARNING: Free soloing is dangerous and not recommended. Rock climbing without a rope and protection is extremely risky and the smallest slip could result in death. Julia Heemstra on her way towards the Upper Saddle and a sub 4 hour ascent of the Grand Teton with Table Mountain in the background. The Eye of the […]

Come On By!!!

If anyone makes their way up to Grand Teton National Park this summer, drop by Moosely Seconds Mountaineering and say…’Hi’. I have been managing the store for the past seven or eight years now it seems. It is a great place to shop, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Jackson and sometimes we […]

2007 Slide Show

Wellā€¦unfortunately it looks like my 2006/7 Teton ski season is over. Other areas of the country are still skiing what looks like good snow, but around here the snow is pretty much fried. I may get out for some novelty turns later in the summer, but for all intents and purposes, I’ve hung up my […]