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  • Pioneer Mountains and Yurt – Idaho May 9, 2017
    It only took me about 25 years to get around to it, but after being on my wishlist for far too long, I finally made it up to Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains recently.  I first heard of them from Pete Patterson who told me that they were his favorite range, which says a lot considering that […]
    Andrew McLean
  • Moving Through Kashmir – A Gulmarg Ski Primer April 30, 2017
    Much like La Grave, France, Gulmarg in Kashmir is a lift served backcountry skiing paradise.  The main difference between the two areas is that what La Grave has in vertical and steeps, Gulmarg has in width and endless open bowls of powder.  The areas are similar in infrastructure, but very different in terrain. Located in […]
    Andrew McLean
  • Just the Tip Video Compilation 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

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.