Tag Archives: Grand Teton

Black Ice Couloir

July 29, 1961 Raymond Jacquot and Herbert Swedlund became the first to make their way to the Upper Saddle by way of the dirty discontinuous couloir that separates the Grand Teton with its western summit the Enclosure.  Their climb, The Black Ice Couloir AI3+ 5.7 IV,  became one of Americas most sought after alpine ice [...]

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Grand Traverse

The Grand Traverse! In Grand Teton National Park there is no better way to experience the alpine climbing that the Park has to offer. I have just returned from completing the traverse in three days (which is the classic way to do it) with Barry Olson. The Grand Traverse completes the continuous chain of mountains [...]

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A fresh start

A fresh start is important now and again.  This past year has brought both joy and sadness to my family. Last October, we welcomed another healthy baby girl, Eliza Grace. She has joined Annika in keeping us on our toes.  But we sadly lost my mother to pancreatic cancer and my younger cousin Jeff Hoyt [...]

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