My Gallery: Andrew McLean dishes on his famed Wasatch guidebook

The idea for The Chuting Gallery started in 1991 when a friend told me that, aside from Mt. Superior and Alta’s Main Baldy Chute, the Utah’s Wasatch Mountains didn’t have much steep skiing.

Remembering Alex Lowe, David Bridges and the 1999 Shishapangma Avalanche

On April 27, climbers David Goettler and Ueli Steck reported finding the bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridges on Shishapangma in Tibet, according to a statement by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. More than sixteen years earlier, on October 5, 1999, Lowe and Bridges perished in an avalanche while on a ski expedition with Conrad Anker, Mark Holbrook, Kris Erickson, the late Hans Saari and Andrew McLean. Here, McLean shares his reflections on the 1999 expedition, the avalanche that killed Lowe and Bridges and the void left by their passing.

Ten Bad Habits that Must Go for 2015

Some people make New Year’s resolutions focusing on diets and exercise. Others make plans on how to make the world, the backcountry skiing world included, a better place. Ski mountaineering Andrew McLean dishes on the latter.