Skiing the Grand Teton 3-20-2015

Fredrick Marmsater and Tanner Flanagan prepare the ropes while enjoying the sunrise on the Teepee Glacier.

Fredrik Marmsater and Tanner Flanagan prepare the ropes while enjoying the sunrise on the Teepee Glacier.  7:54am

To ski the Grand Teton has always been a goal of mine.  It felt like a right of passage growing up in Jackson Hole.  I have climbed it numerous times in the summer, but to climb and ski it in the winter is no small feat.  I left the parking lot at 1am with Tanner Flanagan and Fredrik Marmsater.  The snow was bullet proof as we skinned to the meadows.  We had hoped to skin to the top of the Teepee Glacier, but as we started slipping and sliding at the base of the meadows we soon realized we would be boot packing.  We reached the top of the Teepee Glacier just in time to watch the sunrise.  It was absolutely breath-taking.

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