Several years ago I posted a photo from 1944, which my father took of Tuckerman's Ravine in New Hampshire. It is the classic place for late season snow in New England, and steep enough for some real adventure. This summer a group found my picture and asked if I had the rights to it---they wanted a vintage shot for a new book on classic ski descents of North America.
The book is out now, and is a stunning collection of high mountain lines throughout North America. They included Dad's photo, and even quoted from one of his old letters. He would be pleased to be included in a collection of such incredible skiing.
I got a flat fee, which almost covers copies for my brother and sister, so I'm not advertising here for royalties. The book is, however, a great coffee table gift for any skiers you know. Find it here:
Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America is a large-format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska to Mount Washington. Created by ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard, Fifty Classic Ski Descents taps into the local knowledge of contributors such as Andrew McLean, Glen Plake, Lowell Skoog, Chic Scott and Ptor Spricenieks with first person descriptions of their favorite ski descents and insightful perspectives on ski mountaineering past, present and future. The book features 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from many of North America’s top photographers. Whether you are planning an expedition to Baffin Island’s Polar Star Couloir or heading out for dawn patrol on Mount Superior, Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a visual and inspirational feast of ski mountaineering in North America.