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SALEWA | Why not | Aaron Durogati & Arnaud Cottet - Ski Mountaineering in the Pala Group

It is early in the morning. The sunshine, which has just popped out above the plateau is beginning to caress the Pale’s tips. Some rays slice the terse air; crampons, clipped onto boots which hardly weight a kilo and a half, spurt up blue, minuscule fragments of ice. The sandwich built skis, light and performing, stand out above the three heads. The sharp edges capture the pure morning light, biting only into the air, for now.
Silence. Only the delicate sound of increasingly narrow turns cut out by three pairs of skis slices through the air with regular harmony.
Every ski mountaineer has looked for the perfect line sooner or later. Probably the perfect line does not exist. Probably, because dogmas belong only to fundamentalists. Probably every descent is perfect: the issue is to understand why.

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REI Presents: Follow Through

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

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Wrangelled - A Ski-Mountaineering Flick

The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.

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Producer/Director/Narrator: Will Lascelles
Cinematography: Jase Hancox, Will Lascelles
Unit Photographer: Jason Thompson
Athletes: Forrest Coots, Jason Thompson

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The Skier's Haute Route - Salomon Freeski TV S9 E7

For Mike Douglas and Alexis Godbout, a ski touring trip through Switzerland's Urner Alps was about much more than simply exploring a beautiful mountain range on skis. It was a chance to push themselves and expand their definition of what it means to be a freeskier.

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Choosing The Best Alpine Touring Binding

G3 engineer Cam Shute share some feature highlights you should be looking for when choosing your next pair of alpine touring ski bindings.

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What's in my Ski Mountaineering Bag // DAVE SEARLE

In this video I show you how I pack when I do a basic Ski Mountaineering day. Ski Mountaineering is a loose term given when you ski on a glacier or ski a technical ski tour that involves climbing or abseiling. If you've got any thoughts or think I've missed something then please leave a comment. Happy Skiing!

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How to pack a skitouring backpack

Check out how speed mountaineer Benedikt Böhm prepares for a high alpine ski tour, what apparel he packs in his backpack to keep him warm and which products should not be missed to enjoy a great ski touring adventure in the high mountains.


In this ski touring tutorial we squeezed 10 tutorials into one so it will contain a lot of information but we could obviously not cover everything and we apologise for that so make sure to take appropriate safety courses! Dave Searle teaches us many basics tips and tricks about ski touring. A few things we learn are how to plan your next ski tour, how to pack for ski touring, how to put climbing skins on, using pin bindings, how to kick turn, how to choose a safe line to walk up and much much more. Remember to take avalanche courses or join a guide to learn more about the hazards of ski touring. Join a camp:

Things you will learn in this touring tutorial:
01:00 Planning | Look at the Weather & Avalanche conditions
02:09 Precautions we were taking
02:51 Planning tools
1. Guide book
2. Map
3. Digital Fatmaps (make sure to have an analogue map to due to connectivity)
4. Ask locals
03:45 Equipment / Packing
05:05 Putting the skins on
05:54 How to
06:23 How to set up the ski boots for walking uphill
06:56 How to step into pin bindings
07:21 How to choose where to walk up
07:54 How to know if the slope is less than 30° steep
08:24 Measuring if the slope is more than 30°. 30° or less than 30°
09:05 How to walk on touring skis
09:46 How to kick turn
10:45 3 Tips on walking efficiently
12:10 How to take the skins off

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Do you want to learn how go go from the slopes out to the fresh powder snow in the backcountry?

We made this guide to help you who already knows how to ski in the slopes, proceed out to the backcountry.

This video is complementary to the written article and covers gear and how it is used in real situations.

Pontus from Ridestore Magazine tags along two local ski patrols and a pro skier when they are heading out to explore a new area.

We had some great times with loads of fresh snow, partly blue skies and a lot of Dope shredding.

We hear ski patrol Sebastian talk about the importance of safety gear and breaking down which skiing gear is optimal for backcountry.

Ski patrol Rasmus shows us how to perform an extended column test, to check snow stability and therefore current avalanche situation.

Pro skier Jesaias shows us some neat drops and chest deep powder runs.

In order to create a better skiing segment, the skiing part is filmed under the course of to days whilst the touring and How to backcountry ski part is filmed during one day.

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Backcountry Skiing 101

Are you ready to make the leap from the ski resort to the backcountry, but not sure where to start? In this video Outdoor Gear Exchange's Jim D. will go through the basics of backcountry skiing equipment, what you need, and what to think about as you build out your set up.

Hungry for some more knowledge? Check out some of our blog articles on backcountry skiing & ski boot sizing.

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If you're interested in taking your backcountry safety knowledge consider taking an avalanche course. The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education is an excellent resource.

Backcountry - The Best Ski Touring Equipment (2020)

Ski Touring is the hottest thing to hit the slopes for some time. The Salomon Shift has changed the game and made the backcountry accessible for skiers of varying abilities. If you've ever thought about getting into Ski Touring, this video will give you an idea of the gear you're going to need to get backcountry skiing. We include the K2 Mindbender boot, Salomon Shift binding, Black Diamond Ski Skins, Mammut back country pack, Mammut Avalanche shovel, Mammut Probe 280 fast lock, and the Mammut transceiver. Be sure to be equipped when you go backcountry skiing. We love the backcountry.

Please, please, please be sure to take your snow safety classes seriously. Ski touring requires an increased awareness of snow conditions to ensure a fun and safe ski day.

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This is Ski Touring

Norrøna takes you on one last journey before the ski season for 2019 starts to come to a close with some of our best ski-bound ambassadors, Asbjørn Eggebø Næss, Nikolai Schirmer and Merrick Mordal.

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Ski touring equipment with Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner

Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner and Chris Zarfl give you a few tips for right ski touring equipment.

N: Hello, I'm Nadine Wallner and I'd like to give you a few tips on touring. Anyone thinking of going on a tour should have safety equipment with them. This includes: an avalanche transceiver, a probe, a shovel, a First Aid package and an airbag.

VO: For guidance there are maps, GPS device, altimeter, mobile phone, and pocket binoculars in the backpack. For descents or for risky uphill sections you should have a helmet and possibly also back protector.

VO: The ski length based on your height and your skill level. Experienced ski tourers and freeriders have skis up to 10 cm above their height - beginners choose a ski of 5-10 cm below their height. Basically you can say that skis with more powerful rockers turn more easily and can therefore travel a little farther. While the rocker facilitates the ascent through powder snow, it makes it difficult to climb in hard and icy sections. (Because only a small part of the skin is in contact with it).

VO: with the specific ski touring binding, the heel can be loosened for the ascent, and for steeper sections the so-called climbing aid can be folded out.

VO: touring poles can be length-adjusted, and also make it possible to keep the uphill pole beneath the grip, so as to compensate for the slope.

VO: A good touring ski boot is characterized by low weight, accompanied by sufficient support and rigidity for descents. For ascents, it can be quickly and easily adjusted in such a way that more freedom of movement is provided for the ankle.

VO: The skins prevent the skis from slipping back during an ascent. To mount them, wipe the surface with a cloth to ensure that it is clean and dry. Then attach the skins to the ski tips, smoothing down the fur slowly from top to bottom – and simultaneously using the other hand to peel off the plastic protective tape.

Make sure that the fur is free of folds and is mounted parallel to the ski edges until you can hook it on again at the ski tail.

The mounting method varies at tip and tail depending on the manufacturer – but the important thing is that skin and ski go together.

Removing the skins is done in reverse order: Loosen them at the tail, pull off, place the protective film on the adhesive surface and then roll them up. At home or in the cabin, you should roll out the fur once again to let it dry.

Have fun touring! Your Bergfex team.

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(1/5) Ski touring strength and endurance exercises | 10-week training plan (English)

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The training plan gives you a daily overview of exercises and timings for training.
Preparation, endurance sessions and mechanical axis training: In the first training set we start with a simple initial test. This is followed by short strength endurance intervals, alternating with longer, less intense sessions. In addition to endurance, we also strengthen the mechanical axis and increase flexibility – for more efficient ascents on ski tours!

Ski Touring New Zealand

New Zealand and it's Southern Alps offer some of the most ravishingly rich and compelling ski touring on the planet. Well, that is if you're prepared to bush bash, sadistically suffer n' sweat for your skiing lines. This highlight reel aims to serve up a decadent taste of what's on offer; a visual slice of the landscape and environments in which you'd move through.

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Ski Touring in the Lofoten Islands

Ski Touring in the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway - sea eagles, northern lights and amazing skiing in Arctic wilderness.

Ski Touring Boots Buyer’s Guide | Piste Off TV

Sub-1kg skimo boots, beefed up 2kg freeride bad-boys or maybe even a ‘do it all’ pair in the middle ground. You can easily amass a collection of ski boots quicker than Kanye is able to fill his walk in wardrobe with the latest ’Yeezy’. But, these boots aren’t just the latest fashion trends or ‘hype’ products as they’re the most important bit of kit that can make or break your touring missions out in the backcountry.

That’s because ski touring boots come in a huge range of sizes, weights, flex ratings and an almost endless amount of features that’ll influence the way the boot fits your needs. It can sometimes be confusing when presented with such a wide range of features (particularly when you’ve got a boot fitter trying to sell you the ‘best in test’), but worry not – as in episode 2 of Piste Off TV, we take you through all of the differences between ski touring boots.


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Ski Touring | How To Ascend On Skis

For our Backcountry Ski Guide, made in partnership with The North Face, we went to the Matterhorn and met up with fearless Freeride skier and qualified mountain guide Sam Anthamatten. While there, Sam showed us his best tips and tricks for getting round the mountains. In this video, Sam demonstrates how to ascend the mountains on skis.

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A Solitary Ski Tour: Short Movie

A short film about escaping the noise of the city to find peace on a solitary ski tour in the mountains.

Self-shot with LUMIX LX-100, DJI Mavic Pro, GoPro Hero 7.



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