We have a winner: Stuart correctly identified the photo as Bill Briggs, first man to ski the Grand Teton and longtime backcountry skiing pioneer. The contest shot (and bonus one below) were taken during the famed Bugaboos high ski traverse he did with Barry Corbet, Roberts French and Sterling Neal in 1959.
In honor of Bill, how about I publish the classic hero shot of him you’ve all probably seen before?
|Bill Briggs, Canada, 1959. Roberts French photo|
Hint’s in the title boys and girls. Prize is a Backcountry Access backpack shipped to your door. Name the person. First comment with correct answer wins. If we have no correct answer after a few hours, I’ll post hints. I’ve also got more obvious shots of this guy so we can get those up as well if necessary. Get on it!
|Guess his name and win. Roberts French photo|
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).