All, I’ve been working on our binding museum pages. Someone was asking about backcountry skiing bindings for climbing boots, so I’ll bump this post up with some editing, as well as re-working the Silvretta 500 museum display.
Venerable (been around for a decade) and still popular Silvretta 500 — the only production backcountry skiing randonnee binding you can use with nearly any crampon-compatible or welted boot. According to Salewa/Dynafit USA, “Even after all these years, amazingly popular.”
As always, we file a brief blog post as a forum for your comments, and link to the main Silvretta 500 Easy Go museum display.
Let us know if you use the 500, and how it works for you. Also, feel free to post offers for sale as alpinists are always looking for Silvretta bindings that’ll function with their climbing boots.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.