Thanks to Dynafit inventor Fritz Barthel, I came back from Europe last winter with a complete run of four different early Dynafit bindings. Originally known as “Low Tech,” these backcountry skiing bindings were hand built in the Barthel’s basement workshop in the mid to late 1980s. Click here for the complete 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.