How to make a ski hook for rapid backpack skis attachment?

These add up to 18 cm for one end, so 36 cm in total. I went with 4 cm extra to account for the curves and curls. It worked perfectly.

A recent conversation with a SkinTrack follower on Twitter prompted me to write this DIY/How To article. Over the years, I have owned couple of skimo … [Read more...]

Hydration & Overhydration in Endurance Sports: Book Review of Waterlogged by Tim Noakes


Waterlogged book overview: Usual full price: around $25.00 USD Pages: over 400 Pros: lots of details, very useful, fairly easy to understand, … [Read more...]

Getting ready for the Power of Four: Only 2 weeks to go!


Our occasional contributor and skimo racing enthusiast Jeremy Rietmann shares his way of preparing for the Power of Four while holding a full-time … [Read more...]

Podcast Interview with Melanie Bernier: Lots of tips from her training for skimo racing, gear, nutrition…


This is the first ever episode of podcast! It's not fully podcast-like in a sense that you can download it (will come later) but you can … [Read more...]

How to structure your day-to-day skimo training? Sharing personal experience and tips


In this post, I am going to share with you my experiences on structuring day-to-day training. From those you should be able to pick up some tips that … [Read more...]

Why you don’t need new very light gear right away, and my skimo gear progress


In recent months I have received couple of questions about my ski mountaineering racing gear, specifically, how I lightened up over the years. To give … [Read more...]

On Skimo Racing Summer Training: Interview with Adam Campbell, professional mountain runner


Last summer, I published two articles on summer training for skimo racing. One was about a general approach to summer skimo training – "Bread and … [Read more...]

Measuring skimo racing success: Focus on small goals rather than results


Obviously, when we race we care about results. By results, I mean our name's location on a sheet of paper which determines our state of satisfaction … [Read more...]

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Skimo Racing


Uphill tips: Relax your shoulders, neck and face… or as much muscles as you can. Save your energy. Experiment with variety of strides on … [Read more...]

How to minimize effects of altitude on skimo racing performance – Tips for acclimatization for competition at altitude


When we sling on our pack for a ski traverse or strap down our boots for a ski mountaineering race we rarely think about the effect altitude will have … [Read more...]

Hiko-run: Skimo racer’s best summer friend

hiko-run explained

In the previous article on rando skimo racing summer training I talked about "bread and butter" - the benefits and importance of endurance base … [Read more...]

“Bread and butter” summer training for rando racing and speedier ski mountaineering: Endurance and Activity variety

Ski mountaineer's summer.

I would never believe that my first thought would be about training when waking up today, then closely followed by thoughts exclusively only about … [Read more...]