After belaying Brian Emory on his first coveted red-point of "The Thrill" just seven days before, I returned with Scott Melin to attempt an "on-sight" lead. We climbed for two days at the Unnamed Wall and Mummy Cooler Areas, ticking ascents on Mummy II, The Matrix, Feeding The Cat, The Fat One and of course, The Thrill Is Gone. A full conditions report and photos are included.
The Deadliest Route in the Tetons – The East Face of Teewinot Mountain – Grand Teton N.P. (Aug. 2021)
The East Face of Teewinot Mountain is the deadliest route in Grand Teton National Park. But why? After my third lap on the 12,326 foot beauty, I believe I have a good idea. This article doubles as both a trip report and a discussion of "mountaineering in the information era" - a.k.a. 2021
Up To Our Heads – “Fat Man’s Misery” Canyon – Canyoneering – Orderville, Utah
On April 19th, 2021, Bobbi Clemmer and I tried our hands at the West Fork of Fat Man's Misery, a remote slot canyon requiring multiple rappels and water crossings just outside Zion National Park
A Dream Realized – Skiing the Grand Teton’s Ford-Stettner Couloir – Grand Teton Nat. Park (05.15.20)
The Grand Teton and it's prominent Ford Couloir viewed from the southeast // Jackson, WY "Rise Early. Fix a time-table to which you must try to keep. One seldom regrets having an early start, but one always regrets having set off too late... The day comes to replace the night, the peaks gradually lighten, it... Continue Reading →