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At about 2:45 PM on January 15th, 2020, a large avalanche released on the south face of Taylor Mountain, a prominent peak near Teton Pass. Luckily, local ski guide Kim Havell happened to notice, and caught the event on video. The slide, with an estimated eight-foot crown, sent a cloud of snow into the Coal Creek drainage. Four separate sets of ski tracks leading into the slide path stirred fears that someone could have been buried, but four tracks led out of the debris. Search and rescue conducted a search regardless, and found no one.
Hackles have been generally raised by the recent series of avalanches which closed Teton Pass last week, with some arguing that the danger posed by skier-triggered avalanches warrants a ban on wintertime recreation on Teton Pass. Another large slide, this one believed to be skier-triggered, is almost certain to further inflame tensions between commuters and recreationalists.
Mt. Everest will not see its usual crowds this year, but one lucky team is making an attempt from the Chinese side. Wikimedia Commons photo. While the 2020 spring expedition season was canceled for just about everyone on the planet, one lucky team of climbers is currently making an attempt on Mt. Everest. While the mountain was closed to all foreign nationals on both the Chinese and Nepalese routes, a team of Chinese climbers is waiting in Base Camp to make an attempt from inside their
This past week was a rough one for the local snowsports community around the Tetons. Just two days after a snowboarder died in an avalanche on Teton Pass, a snowmobiler was caught and killed in an avalanche in the Snake River Range on Friday, just a few miles south. The snowmobiler was identified as Rob Kincaid, a professional snowmobiler who frequented events like the Snow King Hill Climb and was a much-loved fixture on the local sled scene. The snowboarder killed on Teton Pass was
Like just about every other ski area in North America, Montana's Beartooth Basin has been closed since late March. Unlike all those other ski areas, though, Beartooth Basin was never open in the first place. Their season normally runs from late May till early July, so if the global pandemic chills out in the next month or two then Beartooth will have been almost entirely unaffected. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content In fact, it's not hard to imagine that the masses