Search found 32 matches

by randoskier
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?

BTW the second worst mountain weather I have ever encountered was in the Vindalfjall in Sweden in mid May 2017 due to the sustained wind speed (over 14 hours).
by randoskier
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?

March mostly, it is pretty frickin' dark before that! I grew up skiing in Warren Vermont, tropical by comparison. I also ski a lot in the Alps and at home here in the Dolomites. I am an alpinist and have lived in Estes Park, Colorado and Leavenworth WA, Savoie and Isere, France so I have a fair idea...
by randoskier
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?

I think I will buy the original today. Any advice on size? I have a normal US 10.5 size, slightly wider in the ball and toes, narrower at the heel I ski in very thick wool socks- (Thorlos Trekking) with a thin silk liner sock. I liked the height of this boot but could really care less about the heat...
by randoskier
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Anyone try the new Alaska Heat boot?

There is a new and improved version of the Alpina Alaska called the Alaska Heat. It is taller and stiffer cuffed. That is the good news...the bad news is the SRP is 450 EUR, Sport Albert (great shop) in D-land is selling it for 380 EUR including 20% Deutsch VAT. Backcountry com has the wrong pic of ...
by randoskier
Fri May 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: DIY Pulks worked out well in Norway (phew)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

DIY Pulks worked out well in Norway (phew)

But I saw a beautiful wooden pulk a retired Swedish army officer had, in birch, with birch traces- they still make them too- http://segebadenpulkan.se/en/products/pulks/wooden-pulk-bp.html Now I have pulk envy!!!! First pic- left foot in Norway, right foot in Sweden- on the Gjefsjo lake. (note: no w...
by randoskier
Fri May 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Up north again- Trondelag Norway, lil bit of bordering Jamtland, Sweden
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Up north again- Trondelag Norway, lil bit of bordering Jamtland, Sweden

A great first leg in Trondelag (14 days from 6 April).)- a lot of sun (dead rare in Norway) great snow, and then second leg further north in the arctic- not so hot..actually too hot..this year there was more snow in mid-Norway and the south than up north and in late April it just collapsed in the no...
by randoskier
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 26
Views: 6367

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

A UK 9 is a US 10, and is a 44
by randoskier
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: To pulk or not to pulk?
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: To pulk or not to pulk?

Nice job! My wife (an RN) was an NPS Rescue Climber on Denali for the 1994 season, based out of the 14.200 foot medical camp. She pulled a Paris pulk up there (with rope leads) which was quite a hassle as they were all rigged together for glacier travel. She said the heavier gear and provisions were...
by randoskier
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: To pulk or not to pulk?
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: To pulk or not to pulk?

This is the French (+2 Quebecois) pulk party that we ran into on the Saltfjellet near the end of our first Norway trip last year. We followed their nice track out to the arctic highway, only time we did not have to break trail during the whole trip. I asked them to tell me where they are skiing next...
by randoskier
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: To pulk or not to pulk?
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: To pulk or not to pulk?

I originally bought the channels to hold the poles from Grant, the "guy in Minnesota". They were too small for my 1/2" ball-joint rod-ends so I sent them back. I fashioned these larger ones using the hole-saw method that I saw on a post by the Yukon chapter of the Alpine Club of Canad...

Go to advanced search