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					Mountain climbing ski facts

The fact of the matter is that mountain climbing skis or ski mountaineering is a type of
sport that mixes skiing techniques with that of actual mountaineering.


While the techniques of skiing is also used, mountain climbing skiers actually climb
slopes that are dangerous and inaccessible if traversed on foot. The mountain climbing
skis are actually carried on their backs. This allows access to slopes that are extreme or
allows convenient transit through terrain that may otherwise be impassable.

How mountain climbing skis came about

Believe it or not, mountain climbing skis were made originally from planks of wood.
Currently though, mountain climbing skis are made from an assembly of complex
components which include Kevlar, glass fiber, polymers, Titanium or other composite
materials.

A lot of skis are thin and long. They are also curved and pointed upwards in the front in
order to avoid the ski from digging itself inside the snow. The user is then attached
through bindings which then hold the boots of the ski.

How mountain climbing skis are now

In the year 2000, a lot of ski manufacturers actually began creating bindings and skis
together thereby creating a binding integrated system. These serve both purposes. One is
that they use a track style railroad design. This allows the heel and toes pieces to be able
to slide allowing skis to deeply flex without a spot flat underfoot.

Also, it allows the consumer to buy both bindings and skis from one manufacturer, this
increases sales.

Mountain climbing skiers

John Thompson is considered as a prolific mountain climbing skier who then used to
deliver mail using skis. He began his mountain climbing ski mail delivery in the year
1855, continuing up to twenty years.

Also considered as the father of the mountain climbing ski sport is Wilhelm Arlt, a
German who actually made the first ever ski ascent of 3000 meters in the year 1894.

Mountain climbing ski racing

This is a race that is timed and which follows a trail that is established through an alpine
challenging winter terrain at the same time passing checkpoints. Climbers and racers
then descend through their own energy and power through backcountry ski equipment as
well as techniques.

All in all, mountain climbing skis are an effective equipment to be able to traverse the
snowy mountain slopes of any country. Use it to have fun as well as to climb every
snowy mountain with ease.

				
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