Type III - Aggressive
25 - 50 days / year
Lifelong skier (telemark) who recently went to the dark side and got AT gear. I have gotten hooked on skimo racing as a means to improve my fitness and ability to try more committing things in the mountains.
Dynafit PDG skis and boots plus their low tech bindings for racing and now pretty much everything.
Luke I can't remember and is no longer ger in my order history. I bet the folks at the shop should be able to help, especially with the boot picture I posted. FWIW I removed the laces from the new liners. Completely unnecessary.
My absolute favorite spring ski mountaineering pack. When there is no avy danger (no airbag needed) this is my go to pack. It carries modest loads very comfortably, all the ski-specific options are well thought out, and it appears to be very durable. Highlights: Easy access via the funky top closure (something I quickly fell in love with) which works great unless the draw cord gets iced up, the adjustment buckles are easy to manipulate with gloves on and the top side cinch straps lock which is a fantastic...
Super damp, precise and durable. These are great skis for mountain objectives and confident turns when you have to commit. They are also crazy light. I usually opt for my race skis for efficiency on long days in the mountains but that has changed with these skis. My only gripe is, as always with Trab, the weird skin tip attachment. I always have to modify them for standard skimo tip attachment. The bother is always worth it for Trab quality skis though!
This is an excellent light weight all around ski mountaineering boot. Pros- Ski *incredibly* well! Super comfortable on the ascent. Easy transitions. Great adjustability even on the fly. Stand up to abuse. I went from using skimo race boots for everything from races to big powder days, committing lines (for me), moderate ice climbs, and 14er descents due to their light weight and all around utility. While these are a tad heavier, the do everything mentioned above while skiing sooo much better. All I chang...
Airbag recovery in action post slide.