Rando ski mountaineering (racing) transitions with Reiner Thoni

Ski mountaineering is as much about having fun as it is about efficiency. In fact, the more efficient you are the more time you can spend having fun. … [Read more...]

6 tips to get you ready for your first ski mountaineering race

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Backcountry skiing is great fun. It is one of the best ways to spend time with your friends, to relax and to do what makes you happy. But from time to … [Read more...]

Buying altimeter watch that fits your needs and budget

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Choosing which altimeter watch to buy is tough with the variety we are presented today, so let's make it simpler with some basic advice that will help … [Read more...]

Altimeter watch: Why it is important and beneficial to know your altitude?

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Knowing at what altitude (elevation) you are at any moment while backcountry skiing is very important and can be also very beneficial. Lets take a … [Read more...]

Buying backcountry skiing, alpine touring and avalanche safety gear

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This article is from a series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". Visit the link to see an outline of all the topics. Now … [Read more...]

Vertical climbing speed: Ski mountaineering vs Uphill running vs Slope angle (vs Gear weight)

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How does vertical speed compare between different mountain sports? And how does slope angle affect that speed? These are very interesting questions … [Read more...]

Sign up for avalanche safety and backcountry travel course

This is a second article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". As with anything new, we have two choices - … [Read more...]

How to get involved in backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

This is the first article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". Visit the page to see an outline of all the … [Read more...]

How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

"How to start backcountry skiing?" is not really a question that is asked a lot but it sums up the topic of the following article series very clearly. … [Read more...]