Perhaps the most highly engineered of the Ramer backcountry skiing binding offerings, model MT-2000 was released in 1993. Other bindings of the time had caught up with Ramer’s innovations — in a sense he was playing catchup with the MT-2000, but this version of the classic Ramer “tuning fork” design still had some nice features. In particular, the heel mode clamp was easy to switch and even had a unique “trapped” mode that allowed you to sidestep with a small amount of heel lift. Check out the museum display.
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.