At the northern tip of the Teton Mountains lies a ski line that in one continuous streak, stretches from lake to sky. The six thousand vertical foot Skillet Glacier route on Mt. Moran is a classic ski line that begs to be skied. But with a six-mile lake crossing, a mandatory overnight campout and an arduous and dangerous climb to reach the summit, the barrier to entry for this classic is high. Yet even with the challenges of the line present, sometimes every detail can come together to make for what is possibly the best, most fun line of The FIFTY so far. Joined by Hadley Hammer and Ming Poon.
This is Episode 27 for The FIFTY, and line 27 of 50 completed by Cody Townsend. The FIFTY is a project following Cody Townsend as he attempts to climb and ski all fifty of the lines and mountains chronicled in the book, “The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.” The series documents Townsend’s journeys, travels, challenges, and each line and mountain listed in the book. It’s a journey through the most majestic mountains and ski lines in North America along with a unique insight into how skiers make decisions in the backcountry, how they plan, navigate, and safely move through the mountains along with the people that dedicate their lives to the mountains.