Jack Hannan

Its hard to believe a year has passed since Jack Hannan passed away.. I think about Jack alot, and I am one of the many that miss him alot.
Jon and Laura rallied a group of Jacks close friends, to go spend a day in the mountains.  In the spirit of Jack, we went to one of the most remote nooks, in the local area.  Laura's sled getting some adjustments.
Sweet walls, but weather and stability kept us away from even trying.
I hadn't been up to this area, in a long time. Last time was with Johnny Foon, Jack, Jon, and Sam Casavant.  We had a pretty epic day, if i remember correctly.
I was stoked to hang out by the fire.. I guess thats kind of a pun.
The mountains gave us a couple signs.
Some photos from last year, the last time i got to hang out with Jack.
Jack/Jon and Laura
Ankeny and Jack about to have a look into the Billygoats.
I had more than a couple days with Jack, where we utilized the last light of the day.
We miss you Jack.
I missed Jack's memorial, to go into the Tantalus range last year with JD Hare and Damian Cromwell.
It was a battle for me mentally, but felt it was fitting to pay tribute to Jack in the mountains, by getting on top of this peak, Mt Alpha.  I shredded the sunny middle spine, and JD skied the lookers left sunlit shoulder
another view
JD and I started skinning up the glacier around 4:00 am, and made it up the back side by 8:00 or so.  It was boiler plate snow and ice; i was gripped and half asleep front pointing and tooling up the back of this beast. I was relieved when we topped out.
The winds howled all day previous, and through the night, so i was happy when my first couple turns on the spine were pow.
I think Jack would have approved.
more spine
i made my way through the hungry shrunds at the bottom, and met up with JD.
It was one of the sweetest lines i have ever shredded.  


  1. stacked post. is the lookers left hare's run in your first tantalus pic?

  2. I woke up early today to the sound of raindrops, and not clear skies . I spent some time flipping through photos of jack, and figured i would put up some tantalus stuff from last year as well. Yah Hares line AKA "the red lobster dine and dash" is the lookers left line. If i could clone myself and blue sky days, i would go back up there again!

  3. nice tribute Joe, nothing like experiences in the big mountains to form good friendships.

  4. Beauty of a post Joe. Jacks spirit is running strong !!!!
    Loved sharing a bit of time with the Pembe Family in the mountains. Keep the Stoke coming and be safe out there. Look forward to shredding some lines with you next year.
    Be well
    papa Schutz

  5. Yah Jason!.. good to hear from you. Glad you had a good time up here, it was fun shredding with you.. Hopefully we see you next year!
    We have been making some serious efforts to get on some big stuff, but the weather hasn't been cooperative, maybe it will come together soon!

  6. Hey Joe-
    Thanks for this, it is awesome. And yeah, Tantalus was definitely where you needed to be last year, so stoked. it was next on Jack's list, so I think you paid him better tribute than anyone else. Thanks to you and Ulla for being so darn rad. Fun time Thursday, glad you are back yesterday safe n sound. Laura