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Topic - Approach skis

Will_he_fall - on 16 Dec 2013
Hi All,

I've recently bought Silvretta bindings, to allow me to ski in my Scarpa 6000's into alpine routes. What ski's have people mounted such bindings on for use as approach skis? I've seen people in Alaska using normal ski's with the back 50cm sawn off, and have heard of people using kids skis. Any advise as to which approach to design is best.

I can ski quite well on normal skis- so not learning to ski, but will spend some time practicing. Planning to use when approaching routes in the alps in winter/spring and when further afield. In the past I have always climbed in touring boots, but have definitely reached the point on routes where I wish I had been climbing in Mountaineering boots instead, and don't like carrying an extra pair of boots/swapping into cold ski boots left at the bottom of a route.

Cheers,

Will
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