New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien RS. The new 1.0 really seems to be a blend of features of the old 1.0, the new RS, and the … » full article

Review of Julbo Aero Sunglasses: Perfect for Ski Mountaineering to Cycling and Everything Between


Quick Overview: Usual Retail Price: $130-250 depending on the lens Weight: 34g only! Lens we tested: Zebra Light lens - category 1-3 photochromic lens Pros: very light, transition lens (category 1-3), anti-fogging, fit Cons: didn't … » full article

Review of Karpos Race Skimo Racing Suit: Faster transitions, Breathability, Comfort


Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: around $300 USD Weight: 530g (size L) Pros: Pockets, Fit, Comfort, Breathability Cons: Could use warmer fabric panel on knees Suitability: skimo racing Colour Options: There are a couple of … » full article

Review of Julbo Montebianco Sunglasses: Ultimate Eye Protection on Snow


Quick Overview: Usual Retail Price: $100-200 depending on the lens Weight: 33g Lens we tested: Cameleon lens - category 2-4 photochromic polarized lens Pros: the lens versatility, side panels, great contrast, anti-fogging, … » full article

Great Visit to La Sportiva Factory and Headquarters in Italy


Who would think that twisting mountain roads, climbing over high passes, would land me in front of a factory of one of the most recognized brands in the outdoor industry? But we were in Italy so finding La Sportiva headquarters and … » full article

Report from Meet the Minotaur – Exciting New Mountain Running Race in Canada


For several years now, I’ve made the trek down to southwest Alberta to race the Castle Mountain Skimo Race but I’ve never been to that part of the Rocky Mountains in the summer. Of course I’ve heard about the (in)famous Sinister 7 … » full article

Andreas Steindl Sets a New Speed Record on Matterhorn

Photo by Samuel Anthamatten.

On August 27, Andreas Steindl set a new speed record for going up and down the iconic Matterhorn (4478m) from Zermatt via the Hornli Ridge route. Andreas is a 29-year-old Swiss mountain guide and a member of the Swiss National Ski … » full article

Dani Arnold’s New Speed Record on Grandes Jorasses and Beyond


Dani Arnold has been rising up as a speed climbing star following Ueli Steck's path and over the last couple of years he has accumulated a number of record achievements. After Ueli's accident and death on Everest’s west peak, Nuptse, … » full article

Roller-ski Training For Skimo: Video, Drills and How-to tips


Should I be including roller skiing in my summer and fall skimo training? And what should I even be doing? If you have been wondering about the benefits of roller-skiing as part of your fall skimo training then we have some how-to tips. … » full article

Report: Tromso Skyrace – Tromso, Norway – August 4, 2018

Photo by David Gonthier.

This race report was submitted by our friend and summer SkinTrack contributor Shaun Stephens-Whale. The Tromso Skyrace is a technical trail/mountain running race held outside of Tromso, Norway. At 58 kilometers in distance and with over … » full article

Tantalus Range Traverse – 40km, 5000m, 18 hours: Eric Carter, Greg Hill, Ross Berg


Despite being one of the most spectacular places in the Sea-to-Sky corridor (between Vancouver and Whistler, BC, Canada), Tantalus Provincial Park is one of the least well traveled. This is partially due to problematic access - the vast … » full article

Report: The Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run – Silverton, Colorado – July 20, 2018

Photo by Hardrock 100.

This race report was submitted by our friend and summer SkinTrack contributor Shaun Stephens-Whale. The Hardrock One Hundred Mile Endurance Run (Hardrock) is perhaps one of the most challenging endurance races ever conceived. Since its … » full article