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C'mon Jack, you can't ride up in a chair every place you go!

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1930's promotional film on back-country skiing in Yosemite.

 

 

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Nice find Thumbs Up

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Nice!

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This is great!  Very different from all the safe protocols we use now.

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So cool!
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I don't think I'm skinning correctly. When I do it I only get to ski the amount of vertical I climb and the descent takes a lot less time than the ascent.
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That is pretty cool ...

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I appreciate and admire any capable skier on any kind of gear in any setting - racers, bumpers, freeriders, Nordic, etc. But when I see folks from 50-80 years ago skiing on those long, heavy wooden skis, in non-releasable bindings, and in boots that I imagine provide little to no flex support laterally and fore-aft, (certainly compared to modern ski boots), well, it just blows me away! The skill (balance, especially!) and confidence required to make those high speed schuss's and graceful, swooping turns in wild snow is simply amazing!

 

Also love how they just head out to tour - no fuss, no muss. Minimal extra gear, and seemingly a real talent for walking/side-stepping/herringboning right up those hills!

 

Very inspiring indeed - glad others enjoy it as well!  Thumbs Up

 

Cheers.

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