MOUNT FURY, PICKET RANGE – SCOTT Sports follows professional athletes blazing trails that no one, or at least very few, have ever explored in its new series, Freedom to Explore. The latest episode follows skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker in their arduous journey to summit Mount Fury.
Deep in the heart of the North Cascades lie the sub-range of the Pickets. The jagged and remote nature of the Picket Range takes just the right group of nut jobs to even attempt an expedition deep into the mountains in hopes of skiing these beautiful peaks. While the mountains in the lower 48 are more and more accessible, the Pickets have remained as the most remote and inaccessible range in the lower 48. Mt. Fury and the entirety of the Picket Range lies within North Cascades National Park. Due to rules and regulations in the Park, you can only access these peaks on foot. The struggle and effort it takes to just approach these mountains have kept skiers out throughout the years. Our goal is to make a modern ski expedition into the Picket Range.
Ultimate Goal: To ski the Northeast face of Mt. Fury.