The Promised Land: Essay by the late Allan Bard

I was a city kid. I didn’t grow up in the mountains or out in the countryside. I didn’t even ski in those days. But I have always been connected to wild places.

​The Great Bardini: Celebrating the influence of the late Allan Bard

What did Allan Bard give us? What was Allan’s gift? Did he, The Great Bardini, change our lives?

The Leader: Caroline Gleich on The Chuting Gallery

Caroline Gleich captures The Chuting Gallery’s most recent story—and for good reason. In April 2017, Gleich, 31, became the first women to ski the book’s 90 lines, finishing the project with a descent of Ciochetti’s Ribbon, which traverses across Alta’s Devil’s Castle Buttress over hundreds of feet of exposure.

The Transplant: Adam O’Keefe on The Chuting Gallery

Midvale, Utah-based stock-market investor Adam O’Keefe has been living in Salt Lake County area for a decade with ample time to explore even the Wasatch’s most hidden lines. A transplant from the Midwest by way of Jackson Hole, Wyo., O’Keefe says he’s always been drawn to technical lines, so when he found out about Andrew McLean’s The Chuting Gallery within a few years of moving to Utah, he saw an opportunity to get even more acquainted with his new home.

The Conspirator: Noah Howell on The Chuting Gallery

Once a budding Utah-based skier and co-conspirator behind Powderwhore Productions with his brother, Jonah, Noah developed an interest in pursuing The Chuting Gallery’s lines that fueled his imagination and kicked off a lasting friendship and numerous expeditions with Andrew McLean.

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.

The Chuting Legacy: Andrew McLean’s cult-classic guidebook turns 20

It’s widely touted that Utah’s Wasatch Mountains are home to the best snow on the planet. And the terrain itself ranks highly, too. From Salt Lake City, peaks, faces and bowls beckon. The runs are steep, and the options abound for such a small range. But if you’re going to start somewhere, acclaimed ski mountaineer Andrew McLean has a mean list.

The Trendsetter: How Diny Harrison, the first North American woman to earn an international mountain-guide certification, has forged her path

Diny Harrison’s list of accreditations is as deep as the British Columbia snowpack in which she guides. The first North American woman to become an internationally certified mountain guide, Harrison went from ski patrolling at Lake Louise Ski Resort to guiding for the likes of Canadian Mountain Holidays, Yamnuska Mountain School, Banff National Army Cadet […]

Consumed: A Note from the Editor in Chief

Andrew McLean submitted his story on p. 76 of the Spring Issue as a Facebook message. It was late January, and the well-known Utah-based ski mountaineer, reflecting on the 20-year history of his iconic guidebook, The Chuting Gallery, was writing from the coast of Antarctica, where he was guiding skiing from a 280-foot yacht. “For […]