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Great article, and accompanying video, from National Geographic about the Tuvan of the Chinese Altay Mountains, who practice an ancient form of skiing (maybe I should have instead put this in the gear thread ;)).

 

Video:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/altay-skiing-video?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fbp201416skiingvideo&utm_campaign=Content

 

Article:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/jenkins-text

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Great article, and accompanying video, from National Geographic about the Tuvan of the Chinese Altay Mountains, who practice an ancient form of skiing (maybe I should have instead put this in the gear thread ;)).

 

Video:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/altay-skiing-video?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fbp201416skiingvideo&utm_campaign=Content

 

Article:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/jenkins-text

 

Interesting video. So was it the ancient blond-haired, blue-eyed Norse who invented skiing? Or was it the Asians? I have Swedish and Norwegian ancestry (and blue eyes), so I like to think it was the "Nordics."  

 

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