Chamonix based ski alpinist Andreas Franson is turning heads with a mind-blowing romp on Denali during May. Not only did the guy make Cassin Ridge climb in 33 hours round trip, but he soloed down Denali’s South Face, skiing 3,000 meters of that 4,000 meter mountain wall. This all of course after running around on the ‘easy’ side of the mountain dropping little things such as Messner Couloir and Orient Express.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.