[Photo courtesy of Christopher Benson for the Moab Sun News]

Matt McEttrick, of Moab, high above the desert on the north ridge of Mount Tukuhnikivatz on Sunday, Jan. 26. He reached the summit of  the 12,482’ peak and descended via the same route. Avalanche risk in the La Sals extends into the spring. Further info on snow conditions can be found at utahavalanchecenter.org.