Adjustable ski poles may well just be a mundane necessity in your ski life, but for those of us obsessed with our backcountry ski gear, finding the right pole is akin to dialing in any of the more glamorous pieces of gear: there’s fit (grip), ease and security of adjustability, durability, multifunction applications (probe, measuring tool) and the all-important and… Read More
Archive | January, 2013
Climbing Skins Maintenance and Renewal Climbing skin glue does not last forever. It gets dirty, it gets patchy and it can get gooey. All of these problems leave your climbing skins performing poorly, and there’s nothing like lame skin glue to wreck an otherwise excellent day of skiing. There are several ways to improve or renew the glue on your… Read More
The internet is a buzz with news of the new Dynafit Beast freeride binding. Just as Dynafit has been reaching toward the broader freeride market with their beefier boots and skis, the new Dynafit Beast AT Binding is an obvious move to pick up big mountain and more mainstream skiers looking for more than the standard Dynafit binding. Here’s a … Read More
This makes my last foray into the mountains look like skiing on the magic carpet . . . Reaching My Limit Eisode 2 from Bjarne Salén on Vimeo.
Salomon Freeski TV recently released the full version of Tempting Fear, a film documenting a year with ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson. This ski movie is worth setting aside the 25 minutes required to view the full clip, ideally on as big a screen as you have available. Salomon Freeski TV S6 E07 – Tempting Fear from Salomon Freeski on Vimeo.
As backcountry skiing gains mainstream momentum, K2 has aquired Backcountry Access (BCA) to compliment their quiver of 14 outdoor companies. BCA, founded in 1994 by Bruce Edgerly and Bruce McGowan with their Alpine Trekker product, has maintained a strong presence in the backcountry scene ever since and has helped push avalanche safety equipment to new levels. BCA will remain an… Read More