When backcountry skiing there are times when the terrain becomes so steep that you will need to transition from skinning to bootpacking. Here are some cool tips to help improve speed and efficiency. By keeping your skis out and stowing your poles in the shoulder strap of your backpack you can use your skis for assistance in the three methods demonstrated by mountain guide Joe Vallone.
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How To Transition From Skinning To Bootpack | Backcountry Essentials Presented By BMC Insurance
Backcountry ski guide Joe Vallone shares his wealth of backcountry knowledge to help you be prepared, reduce risk and improve your mountaineering techniques. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary. Such areas often pose significant danger so it's vital you are well prepared. Follow Joe in this series to enhance your knowledge and make your backcountry experience more enjoyable.
Thanks to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) for supporting the Backcountry Essentials series.
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