Best 6 Ski Mountaineering Reported Trips of 2012-2013 “season”

Uber happy Andy and Jason Dorais after setting the FKT on Rainier. (Photo from Jason's blog.)

The other day, on Twitter, Carl (@CarlKohnstamm) asked me for my opinion on "What are the top 5 ski mountaineering trip (reports) of 2012-13"? (It was … [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...]

Game Changers 3-article series: Interesting ski tourers answer “Who is the one person that changed or influenced your ski adventures?”

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Here are answers to the 2nd question of the Game Changer article series. I was able to put together a very representative group (in terms of their … [Read more...]

Stephane Brosse: Remembering the greatest rando ski mountaineering racer

As you have probably already read through various internet sources - a ski mountaineering legend Stephane Brosse died yesterday (June 17, 2012) during … [Read more...]

How to choose the right length (and kind) of skimo racing poles for you

ski mountaineering racing world championships

Some time ago someone posted a question on Skintrack about ski poles for skimo/rando racing. It never got fully addressed. Recently, @peteyknight … [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...]