Hi. I would like your advice in choosing the right gear for my upcoming skiing adventure. I am looking at ski, binding and boot.
I haven't been skiing actively but am an experienced alpine climber.
Early next year onward I'll participate in a mountain guide training program where we'll be practicing many disciplines of mountaineering, including ski mountaineering. We will be training in Alaska and Patagonia ranges.
I have no experience in Tele or AT/Randonee skiing. The requirement is: "You'll be snowploughing down the mountain, wearing a heavy backpack, tied to 1-2 of your clients. As such, you want a lightweight, sturdy ski with good flotation."
Black Diamond Kilowatt Ski was recommended. I also heard good things about Dynafit binding, do you think I should go this route now or use a 'normal' binding till I am better at it? What model would suit my needs better? I have read conflicted reviews for boot, so I not sure about the make or model anymore. Maybe Scarpa, BD, Dynafit or K2?
Thanks in advanced!
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