It was great talking to Dane (of the Cold Thistle Blog) this week because it is always gratifying to find common ground
on the hot topic of light and fast ski mountaineering. Of course, CAMP leads the pack in most areas of the sport with the lightest and most specific race certified gear in every category but skis, boots and bindings. In our conversation, we fell back on our stance that ski mountaineering is anywhere from 10-20 years behind what exists today in the Alps. Dane quickly replied, 'more like 25-30!'
Based on this common ground, we are excited that Dane will be dedicating himself and his awesome blog to shaping the future of ski mountaineering here in the US. In his opening salvo, he already highlights the Flash Anorak and Speed Helmet. Much more to come to be sure, so it is time to start tuning into Cold Thistle on a regular basis, not just for ice and alpine, but now for skimo as well!