Off Piste Skiing

Off piste or backcountry skiing is one of the most exhilarating sensations around. Here’s what you’ll need for a day of off piste skiing in a winter alpine environment Notes […]

Ski or Board Hut to Hut Touring

One major factor which will add to your enjoyment of ski touring is a light pack. If you can keep the kit to a minimum and ensure that everything you […]

Hut to Hut Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering

The difference between ski touring and ski mountaineering in my book is that with the latter, we’ll be carrying a rope, for use on either glacial or steep terrain (or […]

Ski or Board Day Touring Kit

Deep joy – the lightest set of kit you can carry for ski touring, no glacier travel stuff and no overnight kit. Deep deep joy…   Skis any Freeride ski […]

Glacier Trekking

For multi day treks like the Haute Route and the circuit of Lyskamm, here’s a set of kit. Light and comfortable is the key.   Ice Axe: Between 55 and […]

Ice Climbing

Here’s a list for Euro style cascade climbing, based on staying in the valley overnight. Warm clothing and a sharp pair of axes and crampons are key Helmet (available for […]

Ski or Board Safari in non-glacial terrain

The biggest fun:work ratio you can get. Mostly mechanised uplift but maybe with some short skinning. Snowboard Touring bindings with brakes. Safety straps should be avoided if possible. BCA Alpine […]

Alpine Climbing

This list is based on routes up to AD using only 1 axe and staying in huts overnight, i.e. classical alpinism. For some more technical routes, 2 ice tools may […]

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