Fletch wrote:and btw, ski mountaineering is not eactly friendly on the walet. its sort of a rich guy sport. it's like saying you sail boats or hunt pheasant in Scotland. i cant even imagine...
divnamite wrote:Are you good at skiing? If yes, then you can boot pack up (or snow shoe) all of the descents you mentioned above without using any touring gear and ski down with your Alpine ski gear. Also, for the trails you mentioned, you don't get to choose when to go. So be prepare to leave whenever condition report is favorable. Pay attention to avalanche report on Mt Washington area.
It's nice to have, but you don't really need any ice axes for those ski descents. Save the money for a pair of ice tools and crampons. Ski touring bindings are expensive, especially if you go tech binding route. You can rent touring stuff at EMS (North Conway), Mountaineer (Keene, NY).
Check out backcountry ski fest at Mountaineer.
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