/ NEW ARTICLE: FAQ - Ski Mountaineering by Guy Willett, BMG
Read More: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=852
would have been useful ?
And although one of the photos seems to show someone on nordic gear the article doesn't mention telemark :-(
couple of sp. corrections:
> Your retailer can supply you with the appropriate couteau
in this context we are referring to a pair of 'knives' - Couteaux
always welcome articles about ski mountaineering and touring.
a link to Doug's article would be good for people who want further reading, as to be honest Guy's article is a little light, AT and alps-centric.
also of interest - the Haute route article by NickinScottishMountains
I have to say I didn't find the 'cheeky eleventh reason' particularly amusing. In fact it is an incredibly sexist comment to make! Does the bloke not know any girls who ski mountaineer or something? I happened to be out on my skis de rando just this afternoon, enjoying the fresh snow that has fallen down here in the Pyrenees. And I haven't got big muscley thighs either!
Oh, but we did have quiche for lunch but no Ray-Bans or mullets down here, thank you very much ;-)
> Does the bloke not know any girls who ski mountaineer or something?
To give the bloke credit he did use a photo of a woman to accompany the article.
did she have big thighs?
"It's much faster uphill than snow shoes/walking (done any train breaking this year?)".
I assume he means "trail" breaking, unless he knows of a war of vandalism on public transport.
Otherwise a good article.
Or is it just a case of experimenting/tinkering/combining bits of equipment in a home made fashion.
Well, my up-and-over type skis are either 180 Völkl Explosiv's with Voile CRBs (tele binders) or Sanouks with 7tms (again, teles), somewhat depending on conditions ('nooks for soft snow and Explouders for harder conditions)... But then again, I enjoy the downhill part more than the uphill ;-).
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