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Mountain Skills: Transitions
Backcountry Magazine has always been the best place to find the most current, cutting-edge information on snow science, survival skills and travel techniques you need to be safe in the mountains. Now, we've taken it a step further with Mountain Skills Online. In addition to the clear, concise Mountain Skills information and illustrations you'll find in every issue of Backcountry, backcountrymagazine.com now hosts professionally produced video demonstrations of select skills, featuring IFMGA mountain guides Martin Volken and Evan Stevens from Outdoor Research. Read it first in Backcountry Magazine, then check it out online at backcountrymagazine.com.
Want to move safely, efficiently and quickly through the mountains? Want to waste less time and energy on the up so you can enjoy more of the down? Effective transitioning technique—from skinning to skiing, skiing to skinning, and skinning to booting—is an essential skill for any bc skier or rider. The Mountain Skills feature "Tricked Out Trannies" in the October, 2010 issue of Backcountry Magazine illustrates ways to master the art of transitions. Now, watch professional IFMGA guide Martin Volken demonstrate these same techniques at backcountrymagazine.com
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