Pro Mountaineer Caroline Gleich Conquers Utah’s Wasatch Range

“For the past five years, I’ve been working on a personal project to ski all 90 lines listed in Andrew McLean’s The Chuting Gallery, a skiing-climbing guidebook for Utah’s Wasatch Range. To my knowledge, I am the fourth person and first woman to complete the project. The routes described demand a wide range of skills: endurance for long vertical approaches, trad climbing, top-level ice climbing techniques, and the ability to make controlled ski turns in steep terrain. A project of this magnitude was possible only because it’s in my backyard. Many of the Wasatch peaks are visible from the Salt Lake Valley and provide a true sufferfest minutes from a major metropolitan center. This season, I decided to focus my efforts on ticking off every last line in the book. I love the challenge the book provided, and I’m grateful for all the partners who shared these experiences with me.” = Caroline Gleich

For story and more photos go to: Outside Magazine

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