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  • Ski Mountaineering Course in Ushuaia, Argentina August 22, 2016Although it is a long ways to go for a two day course, if you happen to be in Ushuaia (perhaps on your way to Antarctica…), Ice Axe Expeditions is putting on basic and advanced ski mountaineering courses.  The courses take place on November 4th & 5th and cover a wide variety of mountain skills.  Taught […] Andrew McLean
  • Comments Needed on Heliskiing and a Heliport in the Park City and Summit County Area August 4, 2016The Synderville Basin Planning Commission recently held a work session to discuss commercial helicopter use in Summit County and the Park City area.  The Wasatch Powderbird Guides have been actively involved with the planning process, presumably to try and establish a heliport base somewhere in the Park City area. Comments can be sent to the Community Development […] Andrew McLean
  • Svalbard 2016 Trip Report and Photo Album June 10, 2016Ice Axe Expeditions Arctic Circle Ski & Sail – Trip Report For more information on this trip, or similar skiing adventures in Antarctica, contact Ice Axe Expeditions out of Truckee, CA. Week One – May 15-22, 2016 May 15th – Set sail from LYR. Met with Stein/Helga and went over the general plan, which is to […] 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.

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