Andrew McLean - Sports Resume
Updated: Dec 2005
  Born:
Home town:
Education:
Occupation:
Feb 24, 1961
Seattle, Washington
Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Industrial Design 1985
Product Designer, specializing in equipment for the outdoor industry
   
• Camalots
• Peckers
• Bionic Crampons
• Hotwire Carabiner
• Talons
• Rage Ice Axe
• Enduro Carabiner
• Whippets
• Shrike Ice Axe
  Skiing experience: • 39 years on snow & skis
• 18 years of Ski Mountaineering
• 16 years of USSA & FIS Racing - Juniors & Master - SL, GS, SG & DH
• 3 years of Ski Racing Coaching
MEDIA  
    Salt Lake Magazine profile, Sept 2005 - "10 Innovators"
The New Yorker Magazine profile, April 2005 - "Dangerous Game"
Outside Magazine profile, May 2005 - "Thrill Daddy Dreams of Powder Dawn"
Skiing Magazine profile, Nov 2003 - "11 Reasons NOT to Ski With Andrew McLean"
GreatOutdoors.com profile - "Andrew McLean"
Voted one of "North America's Top Ski Mountaineers" - Powder Magazine, 2004

"The Leading Edge" Best Ski Mountaineering Adventure - Baffin Island. National Geographic Adventure Magazine
"Best Expedition of the Year - 2002" Arcs Over the Arctic - Baffin Island. Skiing Magazine
Voted one of “North America’s 25 Best Skiers” by Skiing Magazine - Feb, 2001
Voted one of the “25 Best Outdoor Athletes in the World” by Outside Magazine - Dec, 2000
Author “The Chuting Gallery - A Guide to Steep Skiing in the Wasatch Mountains”
Pawprince.com - a self-published skiing and climbing internet diary
MountainZone.com - “Thin White Lines” & on-line expedition reporting
Couloir Magazine - Cover photo, Nov 2002 & Oct/Nov 1995. Numberous articles & photos.
Powder Magazine - 2002 Photo Annual photographer. Photo Annual centerfold, Mt. Superior, 1993.
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. - numerous catalog photos & articles - 1993 to present
Writing & photo contributor for Patagonia, Backcountry Magazine, Couloir, Climbing & Skiing
Films:
• “Trapped in Ice” - WGBH & NOVA account of climbing Antarctica’s Vinson Massif, 2002
• “Shishapangma - A Celebration of Life” - NBC Premier of a North Face/AAP film, 2000
• “The Greatest Snow on Earth: Utah's Skiing Story - 1999

   

CLIMBING  
    Rock Climbing - traditional & sport up to 5.12
Multi-pitch free routes
Ice Climbing - Water Ice Grade 5
Aid Climbing/Big Walls - A3+
• El Capitan - Yosemite Valley, CA - five routes
• Half Dome - Yosemite Valley, CA
• Zion National Park, UT - seven routes

Alpine Climbing
• Mt. McKinley - AK
• Mt. Rainier - WA
• Vinson Massif - Antarctica
Expedition Leader - Tibet, Alaska & Baffin Island
OTHER ENDEAVORS
    Sailing and sailboat racing
• Drake Passage Sailboat Crossing 2003, Antarctica to Cape Horn - 5 days
• Vic-Maui Trans Pacific Sailboat Race 1992 - 14 days

Adventure Racing
• A Wasatch Adventure Race 2001 - 1st Place co-ed team of four
• XStream Adventure Series 2001 - 1st Place co-ed team of two, Moab

Ultramarathon Running
• 1997 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run - 28:04 Hours
Traction Kiting
Mountain Biking
Caving
White water kayaking

  SKI DESCENTS   Name Location Rating Comments
Southern Patagonia Ice Cap Argentia S3 - S5 7 first descents
Cortex Couloir Great Basin BP, Nevada S6 First Descent
Ramen Couloir / West Rib Mt. Hunter, AK S5 First descent of Mt. Hunter
Messner Couloir Mt. McKinnley, AK S5 From 20,320' summit
Orient Express Mt. McKinley, AK S5- From 19,500'
Mt. Mohl Ellsworth Mtns, Antarctica S5 1st Ascent & Descent
Green Butte Ridge Mt. Shasta, CA S3  
Shastina - East Face Mt. Shastina, CA S5  
Avalanche Gulch Mt. Shasta, CA S3 Nonstop - 24 minutes
Mendel Couloir Mt. Mendel, CA S6- 2nd Descent
Northeastern Fjords Baffin Island, Canada S3 - S5 19 First descents
Central Ice Bulge Mt. Fay, Canada S5+ 2nd Descent?
The Gargoyle La Grave, France S5+ A 1st Descent
The Y Couloir La Grave, France S5  
The Big Bang La Grave, France S5 A 1st Descent
Mt. Reagan - SE Face Sawtooth Mtns, ID S5-  
Becky/Chouinard Route Glacier Peak, MT S6- 1st Descent
Project X East Rosebud, MT S4 1st Descent?
Whitetail Peak Beartooth Mtns, MT S5- 2nd Descent
The Flashlight Room Beartooth Mtns, MT S5 1st Descent
Piccolo Couloir Sacagawea, MT S5- 1st Descent
Terminal Cancer Ruby Mtns, NV S4  
The Ice Tooth Shishapangma, Tibet S5- 1st Descent
Great White Icicle Wasatch Mtns, UT S6 1st Descent
Lightning Bolt Couloir Wasatch Mtns, UT S5+ 1st Descent
Medusa Face Wasatch Mtns, UT S5 1st Descent
Montgomery Wasatch Mtns, UT S5 A 1st Descent
The Triangle Wall Wasatch Mtns, UT S5 A 1st Descent
Dromedary - North Face Wasatch Mtns, UT S5 + 1st Descent
The Fang Provo Canyon, UT S4 A 1st Descent
The Fuhrer Finger Mt. Rainier, WA S4  
The Edmunds Headwall Mt. Rainier, WA S5+ 1st & 2nd Descent
FordStettner Couloir Grand Teton, WY S5 A  
Hossack/MacGowan Grand Teton, WY S6+ 2nd Descent
The Enclosure Couloir Grand Teton, WY S5 A 1st Descent
Molar Tooth Couloir Grand Teton, WY S5- 1st Descent
Skillet Glacier Mt. Moran, WY S4  
Ellingwood Couloir Middle Teton, WY S4  
Hour Glass Couloir Nez Perce, WY S4  
RACING        

• 1st Place - Alaska Pipeline Raid 2003 - Ski Mountaineering Race
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2nd Place overall 2003 Life-Link Randonee Rally series
Randonee Rally - Alpental 2002 - 1st Place.  2003 - 1st Place.  2004 - 3rd place
Derby de la Meije 1994 - La Grave, France 7,000’ free for all. 25th out of 500
Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme - Blackcomb, Canada
• 1st Place 1987 - Class 1 • 2nd Place 1988 - Class 1 • 3rd Place 1990 - Class 1
Peak to Valley - Whistler, Canada
• 1st Place Class 1 1989 • 2nd Place - Class 1 1990 • 3rd Place - Class 2 1991
Ground Hogs Day 1994 - Telemark racing Alta, Utah, 1st place Men’s Open
Coaching - Team Alpental/Snoqualmie - 1988 - 1991, Juniors & Adults
• Head of Development & Evergreen Cup Team
• Coach of the Year Award - 1989
• Mission Ridge Ski Racing Academy - 1979/80

Certificates & Awards
• Explorers Club - National Member
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North American delegate for ISMC competition
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ISMC International Judge
• Avalanche Forecaster - 2003/04 Utah Avalanche Center, SLC, Utah

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Polartec Challenge Grant 2002 winner - Baffin Island Expedition
• Polartec Challenge Grant 1999 winner - Shishapangma Ski Expedition
• American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) - Level II & III
• American Avalanche Institute (AAI) - Level 1 & II
• Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certificate - 2002
• Wilderness Emergency Care (WEC) certificate - 1994
• USSCA Level One Coaching Certificate


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