The Nugget 2018

Breakfast in the meadows never disappoints on such a clear day as this, also the cold never does either. It is gorgeous and freezing as todays group treks up garnet canyon. Todays team is Bryce Newcomb, Griffin Dunne, Fred Marmsater and myself. So cold that your breath freezes to everything. Since the cold was so strong…

Apocalypse Couloir 2018

While the last few days have been full value (skiing until dark), today is hoping to top them all. The Crew today is Iris lazarchi, Fred Marmsater, Greg Hill, Tim Cohn and I. We all set out from the death canyon trailhead and skinned down the road towards the trail that leads to Phelps lake….

Sliver Couloir, Nez Perce Peak 2018

  It was a “splitter” day as the group was referring to it as and the objective was a little east facing couloir on Nez Perce called the Sliver couloir. Today the team was Fred Marmsater, Greg Hill and Tim Cohn, we set out a little later than I would have planned but that seemed…

Canada 2017

December has become a tradition for Fred and I in Canada. This year would be no different, as we headed to the Helicopter staging area in burton with our friend Evan it was snowing and dark but clearing and looking promising for a successful ride up to the Valkyr Adventures, Naumulten hut. Our plan was…

G3 UNIVERSITY VIDEOS

Here are some videos G3 has put up on their website. Some tips and tricks to help out your ski mountaineering trips, check them out!  

Skillet Glacier

The Skillet Glacier is one of the classics, my first big mountaineering line in the Tetons. Over the past several years we have made the trip across the lake to ski Moran, in the spring this is made more enjoyable by taking a motor boat across the lake and then skiing. Waterskiing followed by snow…

Grand Teton

The highest peak in the Tetons demands respect and commands authority, this is the “Big One” and certainly of of my favorites. The team for this mission is Griffin Post, Fred Marmsater and myself. Fred and I have climbed the big one before and this would be Griff’s first time. We decided to start mega-early…

Spooky Face

This is a line I wasn’t sure I would ever get the chance to ski, mostly because I couldn’t ever find anyone crazy enough to try with me until my friends Mark red beard Fellerman and Dan Petrus were planning to go for an attempt. Of course I was in! We were to go camping…

Gilkey Tower

The Gilkey tower is a line off of cloudveil dome, this line can be considered obscure but I think its mostly due to the lack of snow it has. This year the amount of snow in the Tetons is incredible so we decided to check it out. Dan Petrus, Mark Fellerman and I set out…

Red Sentinel

Recent snowfall this spring has come in super light and with no wind. This lead to conditions where the new snow was not bonding to the older snow surface. Recent wind, warm temps and springtime sunshine have created smooth sliding surfaces. This couloir I chose to approach from the other side and manage top down….

Gaper Day

To most gaper day is a time to dress up and party on the mountain. For me, thanks to my friend bob, it is often about creating situations where we are actually are gapers. This year it was the Stilt-Ski. Skiing on stilts may not seem like that big of a deal, but think of…

SE Face, South Teton

The SE Face to the South Teton could be one of the most scenic ski runs in all of the tetons. Ending in a massive cliff band the SE face offers access to both the SE couloir and the Amora vida couloir. This time Fred and I were going to ski the SE couloir but…