Allow me to say I'm just green with envy on this one—a group of skiers (or perhaps more accurately, madmen) hiked from Badwater Basin, Death Valley, elevation -282, to the summit of Telescope Peak, 11,049, some 20 miles of rough country away, skied the peak, and hiked back down. My favorite part of the Trip Report: when they're 20 hours overdue, and they decline a ride from a concerned ranger back to their car, still some nine miles away!
Skiing: The Greatest Sport on Earth
Split's North Face
Skiing Whitney's North Face
Steep Turns & 'Edge of Never'