Friday, 26 September 2014

Superlight crampon *with update 14/10/14*

These crampons look very very interesting from a ski mountaineering point of view, paticularly for those days when you aren't planning anything technical but want a bit of margin, or for booting up couloirs on spring snow or with a bit of underlying ice. Only downside is that currently they are only available from the US and postage costs to Europe through the webshop are extremely high ($95).

Definitely worth considering, particularly if you know anyone flying back from the US this autumn!

*Update 14th Oct 2014*
After contacting Pro Guiding directly they are offering postage to France at a very reasonable $20 - one pair of Tech 250s hopefully winging their way to me very shortly - look out for an 'in the flesh' review soon.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

We're back in business!

Yes, it has been a very quiet summer on the offpisteskiing blog with work and family conspiring to keep me extremely busy but there is definitely a freshness in the air in the mornings here in the Vanoise so that means only one thing - winter is slowly but surely on its way...

To get in the mood here is a great little video from Scott Gaffney - 45 years old and still pulling backflips as if he was 15!

Scott Gaffney 2014 EDIT from MSP Films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New bindings, old bindings

In the midst of all the hype surrounding the latest binding releases, this piece from Fritz Barthel (inventor of the Dynafit binding) over on Wildsnow is well worth a read!