In order to complete the upcoming BIG mountains on the BBBC—Whitney and Shasta—I needed some more training, specifically skinning at elevation. Snow conditions were pretty solid at elevation in the Wasatch, and we were able to get out in Big Cottonwood Canyon on March 21. Living in the Salt Lake City area, we are all extremely fortunate to find pretty epic adventures like this one close by, and fairly frequently, too! 

I got out with a couple friends and we were able to string together three runs and almost 5,000 ft. of vertical elevation, which was more than I think I had ever done in one day. It wasn’t the 7,000 ft. that would be needed for Shasta or Whitney at 14,000 ft., but it was on the right path!