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.