One of our summer projects is to push as many rando bindings as possible into our online binding collection. I got our 1987 Salewa Tour display completed. Check it out and leave a few comments. Anyone ever use this binding? Did it work for you?
Along with the supremely satisfying tasks of handling twenty year old machinery, I also dug out a 1987 Great Pacific Ironworks (Chouinard) catalog that’s been gathering dust all these decades.
Yeah, it seems kinda weird to collect catalogs when they’re new, but books from something you’re passionate about can be quite fun many years later. The captions alone get a chuckle, such as “Brian Robb rambo skiing…” Ever been rambo skiing? I’m thinking, yeah, I’ve been there, but I’m not sure I had skis on. So, below please find a nice excerpt from Great Pacific’s take on fixed heel skiing, way back when the televangelists were at the height of their influence but the power and grace of randonnee fixed heel ski touring gear was niggling at people’s conscious like memories of a favorite mexican restaurant during a 3-week wilderness backpack..
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.