Landry Line, Pyramid Peak

Fifty Classic Ski Descents co-author Penn Newhard eyes the Landry Line //  [o]   @bjarnesalen

Fifty Classic Ski Descents co-author Penn Newhard eyes the Landry Line // [o] @bjarnesalen

 

Elevation 14025” 4275m

Aspect: East Face

Vertical: 4000’

Coordinates: 39°04’18”N 106°57’00”W

First descent: Landry 1978

“A Colorado classic that combines history with modern day technique and strength of line.” (FCSDofNA)

There’s something really cool about getting scared. I don’t know what.
— Shane McConkey
The Landry Line off Pyramid Peak near Aspen, CO is considered a test piece of ski mountaineering in the Rockies. First skied by Chris Landry in 1978, it was a futuristic, world renowned and seemingly unrepeatable line.