Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean packed the Beartooth Theater Pub with 420 people for his show on skiing Denali, Hunter and Foraker. This was a fundraiser for the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.  Andrew's feats and humor kept the Anchorage community laughing, drinking beer and itching for winter. Thanks for coming Andrew!

Andrew McLean is the foremost ski mountaineer in the United States. He has made first ski descents on all seven continents and wrote The Chuting Gallery, the definitive guide to steep skiing in the Wasatch Mountains. Andrew worked as a designer for Black Diamond and developed many of our favorite toys such as camalots and whippets. His witty and hilarious writing is a regular part of Powder, Backcountry, Skiing and Black Diamond.

Check out his web sites straightchuter.com and pawprince.com.

Winter has been late this year--Andrew didn't bring his sticks. Instead we climbed Alaska's most popular mountain, the almighty Flattop.   

 

Flattop summit in typical winter wind and no snow. 

 

Wait! There is snow! Andrew route finding and kicking steps near the summit of Flattop.