Tag Archive: k2

Feb 04

Gear Shed: Voile’s Fat and Waxless Charger BC

Since Karhu released its waxless Guide ski (now the Madshus Annum) more than five years ago, the concept of an all-mountain backcountry ski with a waxless base pattern has gained some serious traction among backcountry and backyard skiers worldwide. Gone are the days when a waxless ski was primarily for kick and glide nordic skiing, …

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Oct 01

More on New Englander Dave Watson’s K2 Descent

Thanks to Adam Howard at Backcountry Magazine for this story about Watson’s skiing adventure on K2 this past summer…LINK This is a photo of K2’s north face and a route followed by the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition.

Sep 22

New Englander Skis Upper Slopes of K2

Former Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont ski patroller, Dave Watson, successfully skied the upper slopes of K2, the world’s second highest mountain, this past summer – an impressive ski mountaineering feat by any measure. Dave has also put together a nice website chronicling his skiing adventures on Pakistan’s K2 and in the Himalaya. Check it out! LINK …

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