Archive July 2011

ESPN Article

An article about me just came up on ESPN.com – Check it out here: http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/6800684/andreas-fransson-skis-south-face-denali

Denali adventure part 6 – Good times in Alaska and skiing in the Chugach Mountains

Denali adventure part 6 – Good times in Alaska and skiing in the Chugach Mountains

Denali seen from Talkeetna The next day we skied all the way down to BC. On the way down we got surprised how much snow that had melted during the weeks we had spent in ABC. Nothing seemed to be in really good shape and to be able to climb the good stuff one had ...

Denali adventures Part 5 – Skiing the Messner Couloir

Denali adventures Part 5 – Skiing the Messner Couloir

The most classic ski descent on Denali must be the Messner Couloir above ABC. The 1500 vertical meter couloir could be the Gervasutti (the most classical easy steep ski in Chamonix) of North America and it’s often the objective for skiers coming to Denali. I really wanted to ski this classic and I knew I ...

Denali adventure part 4 – The Cassin Ridge

Denali adventure part 4 – The Cassin Ridge

When I got back from the south face adventure I was really tired. But on Denali the time is always ticking and the weather windows can be short and sparse. The biggest reason people fail on their objectives is that they run out of time and I did not want this to happen to us. ...

Storpillaren

Yesterday I climbed Storpillaren together with Sanna Boris Matsson. It is one of the bigger test pieces in Lofoten and a great and sustained climb on good rock. We didn’t manage to climb it completely free, but had a fun day non the less, where in no stress, went all the way up to the ...

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