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  • Just the Tip Video Compulation April 20, 2017
    Towards the end of the 2017 winter, I started shooting a series of short videos on ski mountaineering skills.  Originally it was going to be entitled “Tips and Tricks” but during a powder session with Andy Jacobsen and Noah Howell, two of the original PowderWhores founders, it became “Just the Tip” with an intro suggested […]
    Andrew McLean
  • Svalbard/Arctic Circle Ski Cruise in May March 22, 2017
    Svalbard is to Europe as Alaska is to America – a land of snow, ice & rocks located off of the northwest corner of the continent. Also known as Spitsbergen, which roughly translates into “Land of Pointy Rocks” in Danish, it is an incredible place to ski and  ride.  At just below 80 degrees north, the […]
    Andrew McLean
  • Mountain Mishaps Slideshow – Feb 9th, Snowbird February 4, 2017
    It’s one thing to have a few close calls in the mountains and yet another to have had enough to fill an hour long slide show. What can I say – I’m a slow learner.  As part of the Utah Adventure Journal Speaker Series, I’ll be talking about some of the direct hits and near misses […]
    Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean

Professional Ski Mountaineer, Outdoor Equipment Designer

Home Base: Park City, UT

Instagram: @straightchuter
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Sponsors: Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Scarpa,

Andrew started skiing at age four and has dedicated most of his waking hours over the last twenty years to ski mountaineering, steep skiing, ski mountaineering racing, backcountry skiing, writing about skiing, taking photos of skiing, going skiing, teaching skiing clinics, talking about skiing and traveling the world on skiing expeditions. He has completed first descents on all seven continents and is looking for new ones to add.