A skier was killed in a fall in the Y-Couloir in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, February 4th. According to the Unified Police Department, the victim was a 36-year-old male backcountry skier who had lost control of his skis around 1 p.m. and fell a long distance to the base of the couloir. The fatal fall did not involve […]
Report from June 3, 2022 Yesterday, I had the most fun I’ve had in the mountains in a long time on 12,590′ Mt. Conness, CA. Anxiety, mini wet avalanche sliding, fear, boot packing, no-fall-zone skiing, elation, cramponing, knife-edge ridge walking, 2 ice tool climbing, navigation, no-skin boot-scooting, satisfaction, skinning, slogging, corn skiing, getting lost, skins not sticking frustration, fresh spring […]
Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report From March 5, 2021 Yesterday, March 5, 2021, I went for a long boot pack up a narrow couloir in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT with 2 good buddies – Martin & Daryn (the best realtor in UT:). The “Y Couloir” is 3,200-vertical-foot long, 40º steep, classic, and possibly one of the very best […]
Back in mid-May, the ski season refused to die in California despite the existence of an unprecedented drought…so the snow soldiers rolled on!
The mountain highway passes (89, 4, 108, & 120) all opened in April because of the lack of snow. As a frequent ski tourer of said passes, the usual plan of attack is to get there right when they open as snow conditions generally deteriorate […]
all words and photos by Kyle Cummings (check out his instagram for more great photos: Kyle’s Instagram) It was officially only a week into summer as the first heat wave of the season began to scorch the Southwest. With temperatures expected to breach triple digits, hordes of inland weekend warriors embarked on their annual invasion of the cooler coastal cities. […]