Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Steep Skiing


Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Steep Skiing from Backcountry Magazine on Vimeo.

This article was originally published in December, 2016. 

In this episode, Andrew McLean keeps the steeps within reach and discusses how proper preparation and methodical turns can get you down the vert gracefully.

Each week, Basecamp TV, in collaboration with Andrew McLean, brings you new skills to help grow your ski mountaineering gray matter and improve your understanding of how to move in technical terrain. Over 11 episodes, McLean covers tips, tricks and techniques to get you safely into the mountains.

Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean is brought to you by Backcountry Magazine and Outdoor Research.

Shot on location in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and beyond

Cinematography by Jonah and Noah Howell

Editing by Noah Howell


  1. John Lundblad says:


    Andrew McLean’s base camp Tv series is by far the best magazine produced educational content I have ever seen! Perfect length, good subjects, and a major benefit – the man’s humor and that you had the good judgment to let it be! More of it, please!



  2. Quotable:

    “steep skiing isn’t a smart thing to do anyway, so don’t make it worse by overthinking it.”


  3. Wow. I love your moves. I am no expert in skiing but I want to learn. Thanks for sharing this.

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