“Last March, Shaun Raskin and I set out to try and ski far back in one of our favorite ranges in mid-winter, using snowmobiles for the long approach,” said Weston Deutschlander. “Even being out there in March, we knew we weren’t setting ourselves up to ski big lines. Skiing off the top was never in our playbook–it was supposed to be a scouting mission.”
With the Uintas Mountains notoriously weak continental snowpack, most people usually wait until late spring to ski there. But due to an uncharacteristic boomer snowpack and a month plus of high pressure, Weston and Shaun decided to go for a scouting mission. They ended up backing of the line of their dreams, but scoring major “beta” on this area for the next time.
Read Weston’s story: #unepicadventures: Big approach, big down climb. Scouting big lines in the Uintas.