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Tolcat Couloir – 5/4

Blading big mountain lines takes patience and dedication. So when life, partners, and conditions lined up, I knew I had to jump on it. The goal: Tolcat Couloir off Mt. Olympus (V 50° 2500ft). Overlooking Salt Lake Valley, this striking line has captured the imagination of skiers for generations. After making its first descent in […]

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Icefall – 4/17

I’ve fallen over a month behind on blog posts and I have several more recent adventures I want to get around to writing about so this post may be shorter and less detailed than usual. But it was a wonderful day checking out a somewhat less traveled corner of the Wasatch so I don’t want […]

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Northwest Couloir of Pfeifferhorn – 3/28

Spring has finally arrived in the Wasatch, and with it the chance to ski bigger lines. Taryn’s MCAT studying is in full swing, so when she informed me that she could take Sunday off I quickly ran through my mental list of Wasatch lines I’ve had my eye on. Immediately the Northwest Couloir of Pfeifferhorn […]

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Heavens Halfpipe – 2/14/21

The dry spell that made up the start of the winter has ended, but its affect on the snowpack has not. Things are an unstable mess. With pretty much all steep terrain off-limits, the same few standard low angle runs in the Cottonwood canyons have grown a little bit boring. I was excited then when […]