The Time Todd Ligare Backed Away From His Line

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As we've been showing with Dylan Hood and Hadley Hammer, top pros aren't just sending it off every gnarly thing in sight as soon as they show up. Often enough, they're turning around because it's not the right day, the right run, or the right call.

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As Todd Ligare explains here, taking on a couloir in the Montana backcountry after setting up camp in a new zone took far longer than anticipated, and the series of red flags that began to accumulate as they climbed the couloir ultimately led to them making the safer decision to call the mission.

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