Silvretta 404 ski touring binding is one of the true classics. A couple of people have asked me for mounting instructions as this binding is still a viable climber’s approach binding, though we don’t recommend any vintage or antique binding for backcountry skiing as none have as good a safety release as modern grabbers.
Inspired by the interest out there, we added the 404 to the virtual binding museum, and whipped up some mounting instructions and a template. (As always, no warranty on templates or mounting instructions, you use at your own risk.)
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.