Review of Salomon MTN Lab Helmet: Certified for Skiing and Mountaineering

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price:  $200 USD Weight: 330 grams without liner (size medium) Sizes available: Small (53-56cm), Medium … [Read more...]

Is Your Skimo Helmet Legal for Racing? New ISMF Rule and the EN 12492, EN 1077 and UIAA 106 certifications

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Several weeks ago, we hinted that some new ISMF rule changes will affect the gear skimo athletes will need to use at ISMF sanctioned races starting … [Read more...]

Important Changes to 2017 ISMF Race Gear Rules

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Several important rule changes were adopted in that will impact racers competing on the World Cup and at World Championships level in the upcoming … [Read more...]

New Ski Mountaineering and Skimo Racing Skis: La Sportiva, Fischer, Black Diamond, Dynafit, Salomon, Atomic, Hagan, Voile

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During my recent visit to Outdoor Retailer show I had a chance to touch, flex and discover new skimo racing and ski mountaineering skis that will be … [Read more...]

Salomon S-LAB X ALP 20 Backpack review: Day-pack for Fast and Light Travel

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Quick overview: Usual full price: $150 USD Weight: 560 g (one size) Volume: 20 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious Cons: weight, bulk, … [Read more...]

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

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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...]