First Female Snowboard Descent of the Grand Teton!

On March 11, 2010 Dani Deruyter became the first woman to snowboard off the peak of the Grand Teton in Wyoming! (If you look close enough in the photo, you’ll see that she’s rockin’ her trusty ‘ole Spark R&D bindings). Congratulations Dani on a huge accomplishment!

Read the trip report HERE, it’s a good one.

Check out Dani’s blog: http://breakingtrail.blogspot.com/

3 thoughts on “First Female Snowboard Descent of the Grand Teton!

  1. HERE IS A CLIP OF COMMENTS SUBMITTED ON ANOTHER SITE-IT SEEMS DAVE REALLY WANTS TO SEE VIDEO. I ADDED THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS THAT I FEEL PUTS DAVE IN HIS PLACE MORE SO THAN I WILL DO! THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO DO THIS CUZ THEY LOVE IT!!

    dave wrote on 04/10/10 at 10:21:04 am pst:
    No Video? Geeze. Just looks like a climb to me until I see a video.

    WarPigSinFin wrote on 04/10/10 at 5:04:24 pm pst:
    Well, DAVE, you got me! We actually just brought the skis and board up there to pose with them… and then the chopper swooped back in to pick us up off the summit.

    I’m sorry stills and written words don’t do it for you… Dani shoulda brought a base rig and hucked a triple backflip off a 1000 footer, then we could have edited several camera angles to some hair metal in hopes that you would proclaim it badass… cuz that’s the point of skiing big mountains right, impressing other people! Forget about us here at skiingthebackcountry and go back to a steady diet of TGR and FOXNEWS.

    And David, thanks for the facts… I was just pulling figures and names out of memory… I always wondered why “Teepe” appeared to be missing an “E”. Regardless of how many folks have been there before, skiing the Grande Tatner isn’t so much an accomplishment as an EXPERIENCE… y’all know what I mean.

    powderjunky wrote on 04/11/10 at 6:18:11 pm pst:
    Maybe skiing the Grand might not be a big accomplishment for some, like Superman, Silver surfer, and Jesus, but what about skiing it twice in one week, like warpig did, with the biggest freggin skis on the market.

    Maybe dave is just jealous as he wanted to nab the first female snowboard descent :)

    Dark Star wrote on 04/13/10 at 12:01:07 am pst:
    I wonder what Dave thinks of Briggs first tracks on the Grand? Now that video rocked! Or wait, I guess it was just a climb after all? Those sure were sweet climbing tracks he left…and WPSF, SICK to get it twice in a week! Nice work man! Expect a call sometime next year from a guy in Tahoe that needs to be shown the way…but I’ll only pester you for beta if you and Dani promise to video me!

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