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HOW TO SKI MOUNTAINEER | PACKING & PLANNING #1

In this first episode out of four ski mountaineering vlogs/tutorials we tag along with Jens as he travels from Laax to Chamonix, then hike to the hut less than halfway up Italy's Gran Paradiso. We get to see how our Mountain guide Dave goes through the plan with Jens and share his thoughts on using checklists. Download the ski touring checklist https://mailchi.mp/252482209e82/check-list-pdf

00:00 Intro
00:15 Packing
01:40 Driving to Chamonix
03:33 Meet Mountain Guide
04:12 Planning the objective
06:25 Chamonix to Gran Paradiso National Park
09:51 How to use checklists
11:36 Arriving at the Hut 2735m

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HOW TO SKI MOUNTAINEER | USING CRAMPONS & ICE AXE

In this ski mountaineering tutorial/vlog we get to tag along with Jens as he reaches the summit of his first 4000m mountain. Along the way Dave the mountain guide share tips on how to put on crampons, how to hold an ice axe, how to walk in crampons and a few thoughts on how to walk or ski over glaciers.

00:00 Intro
00:30 Good morning Dave!
01:22 05:15am Leaving the hut
02:19 "Be bold start cold"
02:38 Tip: Get everything ready the night before
03:22 How to put on Ski Crampons
05:17 How to hydrate when ski touring
07:00 How NOT to fall into a crevasse
10:09 How to tie a brake knot for glacier travel
12:16 3700m to the Madonna Summit 4058m (13 313 feet)
13:29 How to grip an Ice Axe
13:40 How to walk in crampons

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HOW TO SKI MOUNTAINEER | 5 THINGS I LEARNED

In this video I reflect on what I learned from climbing and skiing Gran Paradiso, my first 4000m peak. A few topics we cover is how to train for ski touring / mountaineering, what gear I used and will use next time and much more.

Intro: 00:00
00:25 #1 Come physically prepared
01:11 How to train for ski mountaineering
03:02 #2 Pack Right and Light
05:27 #3 Exciting to have soo much to learn
06:02 #4 Be prepared in the hut
06:35 #5 Bring Eggs!!!

In this video I reflect on ski equipment I used when climbing and skiing my first 4000m peak. I weigh and show you what I normally ski tour with and how I changed it for ski mountaineering and finally what I learned from this adventure and show you how I would improve my packing for the next mountain.

Intro: 00:00
00:50 Ski Touring Equipment vs Ski Mountaineering equipment
07:01 Comparing the weights
08:00 For the next ski mountaineering objective
16:32 Wrapping up the weights

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