Mount Moran is a solitary behemoth in the Teton Range of Wyoming. Unlike the central cathedral peaks like the Grand Teton and Middle Teton, Mount Moran stands alone, guarding the north entrance to Grand Teton National Park.
Mount Moran is no doubt one of the most iconic mountains of the Teton Range. At 12,605’ it ranks as the fourth highest peak of the range and with a prominence of over 2,500’, its summit massif is a daunting goal…made even more challenging by its remoteness and relatively difficult approach. It is an impressive site when viewed from the east across Jackson Lake and lures skiers and climbers from around the world to scale its slopes, faces, couloirs and ridges.
Surrounded by deep canyons (Leigh and Moran Canyon) on all but one westerly ridge, Mount Moran offers and has multiple ski lines on its flanks, most of which are quite challenging.
Taken with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM edited in Photomatix from three RAW files