Athlete: Andrew McLean
Route/Location: Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Photographer: Garrett Grove

INDUCTION SHELL - WOMEN'S

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THE SLOTTERHOUSE, ALASKA

In a worldwide search for the best ski mountaineering on the planet, discovering the Slotterhouse area of southeast Alaska was like finding the Holy Grail. The view from basecamp alone could inspire endless hours picking out potential lines, dreaming of extended tours and wondering what kind of terrain was hiding just out of sight. When everything goes perfectly, all that you are left with is the opportunity to climb, ski, eat, sleep and repeat.



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Ski Performance 2014 Digital Catalog

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Backcountry Skiing 2014 Digital Catalog

More than any other form of backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering exemplifies the alpine heritage of Black Diamond. Snow safety, glacial travel, anchor building: these skills—combined with experience and judgment—open the deep backcountry to the kinds of big mountain experiences that we live for, the kind of experiences that Andrew McLean, Noah Howell, Jonah Howell, Garret Grove and Thomas Gaisbacher found in the “Slotterhouse” of Alaska.



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