True - good answer. In fact I´ve received a bloody nose on a couple occasions when skinning up in icey conditions.
By the way a friend of mine used to have a dog and he´d put his front paws on the back of the skis and get a lift going up.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."