Archive | May, 2008

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Karhu Guide Ski

  It was in January 1978 that Karhu introduced their original XCD ski – it was a marriage of Nordic construction and downhill performance into one ski, the XCD. A ski that subsequently launched a genre of skis for karhu. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of┬átheir XCD ski program, Karhu invited a group of skiers to the North Cascades… Read More

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G3 Alpinist Skins

Climbing skins are an underappreciated tool. We spend more time using them than not using them on most days. However, without skins, ski touring would be a different sport. I have used just about every skin on the market over the years. They all do the job and many of them have had their bouts with bad glue or various… Read More

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Day 1 - Bruce Edgerly and Larry Goldie heading for Poster Peak

Skiing in the North Cascades with BCA

  I spent last weekend with up at Washington Pass in the North Cascades with Bruce Edgerly and Steve Christie from Backcountry Access, the folks behind the Tracker beacon and a variety of other fine ski touring gear. I’m happy to report that the skiing was springlike and the snowpack is as good as it gets for this time of year. We… Read More

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