By Shelli on February 25, 2010
I just returned from a day on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in Jackson Hole, WY. I’m lucky because this world-class resort is in my backyard, just a 3-hour drive from my hometown of Lander, WY. I grew up skiing its slopes. On Thursday I left Lander in a blizzard. More than 10 […]
By Shelli on August 8, 2009
We all agreed that the Grand Teton summit would be not be as formidable after todayâ€™s experiences. In fact, it now seems like a much smaller mountain, in mind at least, given the tests we faced, and passed, today.
Iâ€™m not sure if thatâ€™s what the guides had intended with todayâ€™s climbing instruction, but at this moment, I feel certain it will serve us well on tomorrowâ€™s Grand Teton ascent. But no doubt, we’ll need to cowboy up for the event.
By Shelli on August 7, 2009
This is Part 3 in a 6-part series about my recent Grand Teton Expedition. For previous posts, here is a pre-trip post and a recap. It is 9 am and we are headed to the Lupine Meadows trailhead. Most of us are caffeinated; all of us are awake, and our eagerness to get the show […]
By Shelli on August 5, 2009
(Click here for a pre-trip post I wrote.) I sit here today rested and showered, a little stiff and sore, and completely exhilarated. You see, yesterday I returned from my successful Grand Teton summit expedition. For some photos, click here. (BTW, thanks to Jason Kintzler and Brunton. Thanks to Brunton’s solar power and battery pack, […]
By Shelli on July 29, 2009
From Aug. 1-4, Iâ€™ll find myself on a guided expedition to summit the Grand Teton. I canâ€™t believe it, and I canâ€™t wait! The Grand Teton is a 13,770-foot-tall, rugged, beautiful peak in western Wyoming that Iâ€™ve looked at in awe many times. It is the tallest mountain in Grand Teton National Park, and the […]