I’ve argued for some time that twin tipped skis aren’t well suited to backcountry skiing or ski mountaineering. Yet it still surprises me when I see ‘face either direction’ skis out in the less used portions of the mountains, that is, outside the resorts.
My original logic on the point was that it’s essential to have an anchor point from which to rappel, or even downclimb, into steep couloir entrances with a rope, should the need arise. I used the technique on the entry into the King Chute (also known as Roman’s) several years ago. However, for anyone new to the concept, it becomes quickly apparent Continue reading ‘Twin Tipped Skis’