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Ski Mountaineering vs Mountaineering and training

https://vimeo.com/163197958  Click link for The Ski Channel Interview.

Ski mountaineering has it's own difficulties compared to pure mountaineering.  Where the mountaineer looks for challenge by difficult routes, the ski mountaineer looks for terrain that is skiable and not as difficult.  However, the ski mountaineer has to haul a lot of extra gear and climb in AT ski boots making the up challenging.  The ski descent at altitude also has it's own difficulties.  This requires special training as well. 


  • 8kpeak

    Frank, we don’t offer any classes from 8kpeak. However, there are many guide companies that do. We work with Aspen Expeditions here in Aspen and they are available on line. RMI is also an incredible climbing guide service that offers extraordinarily good on mountain classes on a variety of peaks including Mt Rainier in Washington state. You just have to google guide companies. What we can offer is advice, answer questions about anything mountaineering so thanks for the query here. Climb on!

  • Frank Martin Funk

    I have done a little climbing, nothing technical. This looks like something I would enjoy.
    Also do you have classes on mountaineering?
    God Bless

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