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.