The Petzl Sarken is an advanced mountaineering crampon designed for those looking to take their mountain-climbing to the next level. Read our detailed review of its build quality, as well as its features.
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The Complete Alpine Skiing Gear Guide 
Skiing is not a very complicated sport. With that said, it can be daunting trying to figure out just what you need to get started. In this buying guide, we outline every crucial piece of equipment that you need to start skiing, and give our recommendations on a few.
The Best First Aid Kits for Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping
A good first aid kit is integral for a safe camping or hiking trip. Here, we have rounded up our five favorite first aid kits on the market and compared their strengths and weaknesses.
The Best Climbing Skins for Skiing (2021) – Buying Guide
If you want to take your skis to the backcountry and not having to worry about slipping, you will probably need a climbing skin. These allow you to climb a mountain with ease, with your skis attached. Learn everything you need to know when picking a ski skin, as well as some of our favorites.
The Best Men’s and Women’s Mountaineering Skis
Ski Mountaineering can be a fun and exhilarating experience if you have the proper gear. Learn what types of ski work best on unkept mountain terrains, and learn about our favorite mountaineering skis for men and women.
The Best Avalanche Beacons for Skiing and Moutaineering
Being stuck in an avalanche is not something anyone wants to think about. Unfortunately, it is a risk you must consider if you plan to go mountaineering or backcountry skiing. Thankfully, with advances in technology, avalanche beacons can now be a life-saving device. Find out what makes a good avalanche beacon, and our personal favorites.
Alpine vs. Telemark Skiing for the Backcountry
In this article, we teach you the difference between telemark and alpine skiing. Have you ever wondered what distinguishes telemark skiing from alpine skiing? Which is better for normal downhill skiing, and which is better for the backcountry? Find out in this article.
A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing
This complete guide to backcountry skiing will teach you everything you could ever hope to know. What gear you need, how to find lessons, how to pick your route, and more are covered in this beginners guide to skiing in the backcountry.
What is Telemark Skiing?
Learn everything you could possibly want to know about telemark skiing. From its rich history to its benefits over alpine skiing, you will learn what it is, how to get started, and what gear you will need.