Fredrik Ericsson to Ski Kangchenjunga, K2 and Everest

The Swedish extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson is trying to become the first person to ski the three highest mountains in the world. The three year project starts this week when Fredrik goes to the Himalayas to attempt ski the third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga (8586m). Fredrik’s partner on the expedition is Norwegian extreme skier Jörgen Aamot. […]

TetonAT Trip Report Contest-Win Black Diamond Skis!

TetonAT Trip Report Contest Entries Kokanee Glacier, By Lee Lau. Coleman Glacier, Mt Baker, By Mike Traslin Messner Couloir, Denali, By AJ Lindell Mount Earnslaw, New Zealand, By Hamish Gowans TetonAT is giving away a free pair of Black Diamond skis to the winner of the TetonAT Guest Trip Report Contest.  That’s right, whether it’s […]

Fremont, Sacagawea and Ellingwood Peak Video Stoke

Here’s a little trip report from TetonAT visitor, Joshua Phillips. Joshua is a land surveyor from Missoula, MT, president of the Rocky Mountaineers Outdoor Club and race director for the GrizzlyMan Adventure Race. Here, Josh recounts a splendid trip to climb Sacajawea, Ellingwood and  Fremont Peak in Titcomb Basin in the Wind River Range. Almost […]

Guest TR: Redemption Climbing Denali's Cassin Ridge, Part 2

Heading back into the Winds today. This time allowing three days instead of just one, so it should be a bit more relaxing….except for the heavier packs. See you next week and have a great weekend! Steve Click here for Part I of Redemption on Denali’s Cassin Ridge. A guest trip report from Ty Cook. […]

RandoKitty on the Kandidates

I’m off to the Wind River Range for a quick adventure with Randokitty. (hint: peak elevation 11,884′.) Though I heard it snowed a bit in the Winds over the past few days, I’m hoping the rock will be dry by the time we get in to our objective. With the upcoming primaries on Tuesday, it’s […]

Centenial Ridge Web Cam Photo

Thanks to Laramie correspondent Galen Wolk for sending me this incredible lightning strike photo on Centennial Ridge in Southeastern Wyoming. The photo was actually captured RANDOMLY from a webcam set to take a picture every ten minutes. Webcam guru Sam Trautman just happened to see it on the feed and was able to save it […]

Guest TR: Redemption Climbing Denali's Cassin Ridge, Part 1

Big thanks to Ty Cook and Bryan Feinstein for giving us this mid-summer stoke from a trip to Denali in May-June 2008. Though the ski conditions deteriorated during their stay, they managed to haul their way up the Cassin Ridge, a fine alpine objective. Randosteve Click here for Part II of Redemption on Denali’s Cassin […]

Guest TR: Teton Circumnavigation in 6:29

For all you endurance geeks out there (myself included), Matt Hart has set the standard for a new trail running challenge in Grand Teton National Park. Seems just running up the Grand Teton just isn’t enough anymore. I recently moved here to Driggs from Seattle to work with DreamChasers and ultra legend, Lisa Smith-Batchen. I’m […]

Guest TR: Summer Turns on Once is Enough, Corbet’s Couloir

Rappelling into Once is Enough I got an email with some photos from Jackson snowboarder, Randy Shacket, from a summer adventure riding the OB at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in July. Some folks just never give up! As I stood on the service road, a bead of sweat dripped into my eye. Down to […]

Tragedy on K2 Bottleneck, The Savage Mountain

Dotted lines indicate the route through “The Bottleneck” on K2. Photo courtesy of For those unaware, a tragic event is unfolding high on K2 (aka, Chogori, The Savage Mountain), of the Karakorum in Pakistan and the second highest peak in the world. Some reports say at least 11 people have died resulting from a […]

Dhaulagiri Ski Expedition Film

At a time when a lot of ski expeditions to the Himalaya are getting ready to head out, Fredrick Ericsson sent me a link to a video he has put together from his attempt to ski Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak in the world, last year. The film is a blend of cultural, landscape and […]

Guest TR: Skiing the Nokhu Crags, Rock for Brains Couloir

Rock for Brains Couloir. I never really thought I would be saying this…but man…there looks like there is some cool skiing to be done in the Laramie area. This is the second trip report from Galen Woelk (see Airline Couloir post), who seems to be doing a good job of keeping the ski mountaineering spirit […]

Guest TR: Skiing The Grand Teton's Otterbody Route

I’m gonna milk one more post out of the Winds trip, but I wanted to congratulate Bryan Feinstein, Colin O’Farrell and Ty Cook for a descent of the rad Otterbody Route on the Grand Teton last week. If I have my numbers right, only four other people have previously skied or snowboarded the route…”old school” […]

Guest Post: 2008 Pierra Menta

American rando racer Lyndsay Meyer sent me this great report of her and teammate Nina Silitch’s experiences racing in this year’s Pierra Menta just last weekend. It is a four day stage race and arguably the hardest ski mountaineering race there is. Lyndsay and Nina were the first ever complete US women’s team to compete […]

Guest TR: 'Round the Rock

My good friend Reed Finlay sent me this prose from a cycling adventure he had a few weeks ago. With the snow finally starting to show up in the mountains, looks like road biking might be a good way to prep for the upcoming ski season. About three weeks ago I was able to complete […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ski Descent Technicalities From the Masters: Part 4

Mark Newcomb, co-owner of Exum Mountain Guides and Marmot athlete, is one of my biggest ski mountaineering idols and when he talks about skiing…people listen. His pioneering descents of such lines as the Spooky Face and the Hossack-McGowan in the Tetons blow the minds of aspiring skiers like myself. Mark has got to be one […]

Ski Descent Technicalities From the Masters: Part 2

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to do a little bit of skiing with Park City resident, Mountain Hardwear athlete and United States Ski Mountaineering Association board member, Andrew McLean. Andrew has inspired me over the years with his amazing descents throughout the world and with his outlook on the sport of […]