Type III - Aggressive
100+ days / year
Telemark skier from age 11-25 - finally locked heels down in 2016 to allow access and safety in bigger terrain and mountaineering setting. Now very confident on alpine gear, toured 117 days and counting this past season, skiing steep/committing lines around Alaska in good and sometimes crappy conditions (oops)... Comfortable on 50 degree terrain, tight terrain, sluff management, etc.
Experienced and comfortable with technical snow/ice/rock terrain, and have been skiing backcountry since early teens. Recently raced the grand traverse, and love a good 40 mile day traverse across our incredible terrain up here. Trend towards the light and fast for most everything.
Goals to push objective based skiing towards bigger lines further away from the trailhead this winter. Not uncommon to ski 10k vert/20 miles in a day.
Avid ice/rock climber, often on alpine-style routes.
Current setup: La Sportiva women's Sytron in 25.5-26 (277 bsl, used for anything flattish or lightish) with:
4 pairs of skis:
LaSpo RSR in 161 (60 underfoot, RSR binder with adjustment plate)
BD Helio 76 in 161 (ski trab vario adjust)
BD Helio 95 in 174 (MTN binding)
DPS Yvette 112 in 178 (Speed Radical)
* most commonly skiing for steep/deep * La Sportiva Stellar in 26.0
La Sportiva RSR(?) arbon race boots
Dynafit Hoji Pro in 26.0 (i hate these boots)