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A Tale of Two Ridges: Wasatch Alpine Classics

A Tale of Two Ridges: Wasatch Alpine Classics

  Everest, Denali, Rainier, the Grand Teton…Utah has none of these. The Wasatch is not known for alpine climbing. The Alps have Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn and dozens of others. Even Colorado, Californiaʼs Sierras and Washingtonʼs Cascades boast better alpine routes. But there are two user-friendly classics here, and they are actually pretty awesome in […]

Mountain Facets

Mountain Facets

On November 13, 2011, the mountains above Salt Lake experienced a heavy winter storm. Because the fall had been so dry, the snows from October had turned rotten. During the days prior strong winds scoured most of what remained, but not all. There were twelve human triggered avalanches reported in the Wasatch that day. Several […]