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Watch a Ski Descent of Landry Line on Pyramid Peak in Colorado

The Landry Line off Pyramid Peak near Aspen is considered a testpiece of ski mountaineering in the Rockies. First skied by Chris Landry in 1978, it was a futuristic, world renowned and seemingly unrepeatable line. 28 years later, the second descent by Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon and Niel Biedleman ushered in a new generation of skiers and snowboarders making it the top of their bucket list.

It’s a line of dramatic exposure, puckering steepness and necessitates an entire package of skills to get up and down. After a historic avalanche cycle in Colorado, the conditions turned stellar and stable, leading Cody Townsend to join up with the author of the book, The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America Penn Newhard and local ski mountaineer and randonee racer Pete Gaston.

The Landry Line