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Topic - Summer Alpine Skis

dutybooty - on 06 May 2013
So, I've recently been looking at short skis. Specifically these:

http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Winter-Climbing-Equipment/Snow-Equipment/Snow-Shoes/SnowVentur...

Would there be any benefits for summer use in Chamonix etc? Specifically around the Midi and possibly around to the Brenva area.

So far my head is working thus.
Benefits:
Skiing is faster
Skiing is less effort

Disadvantages:
Extra 3 kilos on bag on route/steep descents/rocky areas
Most tracks will be relatively well trodden so no real trail breaking
Approaches are rather short anyway.


Any input would be well received.

Thanks

Ash
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