Black Diamond Ascension climbing skins are my tire of choice for backcountry skiing, but after dropping them in the dirt a few times during 2:00 AM spring trailhead get-readys, it was time for new glue. Skinny Skis in Jackson, Wyoming did the job, and the results are beautiful! We’ll give ’em the long term mileage test over the next month and report back. But they look terrific! (At least they do to me…am I weird, shooting photos of climbing skin glue?!)
|Re-glued backcountry skiing climbing skins from Skinny Skis in
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.