Human-Powered

Ski Mountaineering

Ski descents ranging from the tropical glaciers of Ecuador to the dry powder of Utah and the rugged mountains of Colorado.


Chamonix, France

2017-Present

Select descents:

  • Brèche Nonne-Evêque, South West Couloir, (ski:5.2/E3) (onsight, 2018)
  • Petite Aiguille Verte, Chevalier Couloir, (ski:5.3/E2) (onsight, including rare 55 degree spines, 2018)
  • Col des Cristaux, East Couloir (ski:5.1/E2) (Solo, 2018)
  • Traverse of Pointe Yeld (ski:5.2/E3) (Onsight, 2018)
  • Aiguille d’Argentière, East Face, from the summit, Barbey Variation (ski:5.3/E3) (Onsight, 2017)
  • Col du Diable (ski:5.2/E3) (2017)
  • Les Courtes, Northeast Face (ski:5.2/E2) (2017)
  • Col du Tacul, Capucin (ski:5.1/E2) (2017)

South America

  • Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador (19,347ft) (2015)
  • Central Patagonia, Argentina
  • Cerro Perito Moreno, Argentina
  • Zonas cerca Las Leñas, Argentina
  • Cerro Martín 3600m via (1) La Banana, (2) La Banana Variation, (3) Casco Face, (4) Casco Face Variation
  • Entre Rios 3800m
  • Cerro Torrecillas 3800m
  • La Adrenelina 4000m
  • Couloirs, Esquel, Argentina
  • Zonas de Cerro Catedral, Argentina
  • All principal lines between Refugio Frey, Torre Principal del Cerro Catedral, y Cerro Catedral

Over 25 Classic Colorado Ski Mountaineering Descents with more than 20 in 2016 alone:

  • North Maroon Peak (14,014ft)
  • North Face x2 via North Face & Via West Route (2017)
  • Wilson Peak (14,017ft)
  • Coors Face (2017)
  • Potosi Peak (13,786ft)
  • North Couloir Ascent/Descent (2016)
  • Conundrum Peak (14,065ft)
  • Conundrum Couloir Ascent/Descent (2016)
  • Mt. Sneffels (14,157ft)
  • Snake Couloir Descent (2016)
  • Birthday Chutes (S/SE Face) Descent (2016)
  • Castle Peak (14,265ft) x2
  • North Face (2017,2016)
  • Cathedral Peak (13,944ft)
  • East Face Ascent/Descent (2017,2016)
  • via Pearl Couloir x4 Ascent/Descent (2017,2016,2015×2)
  • BS Couloir x2 Ascent/Descent
  • Ice Mountain (13,957ft)
  • via Refrigerator Couloir Ascent/Descent (2014)
  • North Apostle (13,860ft)
  • via West Face Ascent/Descent (2014)
  • Vermillion (13,894ft)
  • via Vermillion Dollar Couloir Ascent/Descent (2014)
  • Taylor Peak (13,435ft)
  • West Face Descent (2015)
  • Star Peak (13,541ft)
  • via North Face Ascent/Descent x 2 (2016, 2015)
  • Star Basin (13,000ft)
  • Dr. Evil Couloir
  • Unnamed North Facing Couloir x 2 (2016, 2015)
  • Rib Cage
  • Malamute Peak (13,348ft)
  • via East Facing Spires Ascent/Descent (2015)
  • Arkansas Peak (13,795ft)
  • via Northeast Couloir Ascent/Descent (2015)
  • North Hayden Peak (13,316ft)
  • NW Couloir x4 Descent
  • Ski Hayden (North East Face) x4 Descent
  • North Facing Couloir x2 Descent
  • South Hayden (13,540ft)
  • North/ North East Face x4 Descent
  • South Hayden Basin (13,540ft)
  • Multiple Unnamed Couloirs
  • Hayden Peak (13,561ft)
  • North Face Descent x2
  • Descents in the Sawatch Range, Elks, San Juan Mountains, Ten Mile Range

Descents in Wasatch Range, Utah 2009-2011

  • Mount Superior, South and North Faces (11,040ft)
  • Monte Cristo (11,132ft)
  • Toledo Peak (10,350ft)
  • Wolverine Cirque Couloirs (10,795)
  • Y-Couloir (3,400ft of vertical skiing!)
  • Mount Tuscarora (10,600ft)
  • Kessler Peak (10,403ft)

Ultra-running

As a four-season athlete, TJ works with Aspen Ski Company on promotional content for their endurance, trailrunning events during summer, while also maintaining a full-time training schedule with coach David Roche.


Completed objectives 2018

  • Highlands Ridge 7 Peak Traverse (4 peaks above 13,000ft, 3 above 12,000)
    Aspen to Triangle Pass +12,000ft of gain, 38 miles, 15 hours, human-powered (first-known)
  • July 29th, Audi Power of Four Skyrunning Series 50K (3rd Overall) (PR 50K)
  • July 4th, Boogies 10K (3rd Overall) (PR 10k)
  • May 20th, Norad Trail Marathon (2nd Overall) (PR Trail Marathon Performance)
  • June 2nd, Dirty 30 50k (22nd Overall) (PR 50K Performance)

Race Schedule, 2018

  • August 11th, Aspen Backcountry Marathon
  • September 1, Grand Traverse 40 mile*
  • September 22, Golden Leaf Half Marathon
  • October 27th, Sage Burner 50k
  • November 17th, TNF50*

Debut season, 2017

  • TNF50 California 8h33m (49th overall, 2017) (PR 50 mile, 50k, Marathon)
  • Grand Traverse Run 40 mile (8th overall, 2017)
  • Aspen Backcountry Marathon (10th overall, 2017)
  • Audi Power of Four 50k (12th overall, 2017)
  • Leadville Silver Rush 50 mile (26th overall, 2017)
  • Four Pass Loop 27 mile run, 8,200 feet climbing, 6h03m, 2017