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 […]

Reports from the Grand Teton

I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on skiing the Grand Teton, but I have skied it a few times in both powder and spring-snow conditions, and feel I have a good idea of what to expect up there. Recently, I’ve gotten some trip reports from others who have had successful descents on the mountain in […]

Coloradians/Californians Taste Success in the Tetons

One of the cool things about having this blog is all the interesting people it has allowed me to meet so far. I often get emails, like daily, from total strangers interested in finding out more about Teton ski conditions and specific route beta. This past weekend, some skiers from Colorado and California were in […]

Tracks on the Grand

This photo of our ski tracks on the Grand Teton was on the front page of this weekend’s edition of the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Great view of a fracture line on the East Face above the Otterbody Snowfields too. Tracks from local skiers Steve Romeo, Brian Harder, Reed Finlay and Dustin Lemke are […]

Powder Turns on the Grand Teton

Great day yesterday climbing and skiing the Ford/Stettner route on the Grand Teton with Brian Harder, Reed Finlay and Dustin Lemke. We got a 4 AM start and broke trail, booting from the meadows all the way to the summit…and my quads were quivering at the end of the day. We had a leisurely pace, […]