Grand Teton weekend warrior

Despite a non-guaranteed  weather window, my good friend John Mletschnig talked me into abandoning perfect conditions in the Rockies for a big weekend away to try the Grand Teton.  My boss gave me an extra day off, allowing a day to approach and rest, a day to climb and ski, and a full day of solo driving to/from canada either side.  The gamble paid off, and in between storms, and weathering pm thundershowers and squalls at camp just above snowline, we just managed to pull off a climb and descent, in apparently ‘fat’ conditions. What a classic. so many different stages, none too taxing. with the orange granite and narrow ice gully if the Chevy couloir, it felt remniscient one of the less hardcore Chamonix steep classics. The exposure is real but  not immediate, definitely not a head game. Just a great day on a beautiful peak with friends.IMG_8140 IMG_8143 IMG_8149 IMG_8150 IMG_8163 IMG_8170 IMG_8173 IMG_8174 IMG_8177 IMG_8180 IMG_8181 IMG_8184 IMG_8186 IMG_8187 IMG_8188 IMG_8194 IMG_8196 IMG_8199 IMG_8207


About ruari

a lover of the beauty of the mountains, coast and other wild open spaces. An adventurer and high-level snowboard freerider / snowboard mountaineer
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