Alpine Touring Gear that Cory loves

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Alpine Touring Gear that Cory loves

Gear that I love for Alpine Touring

As a mom and part owner of the shop I don't have a lot of time to get out on my gear.  I have to squeeze in a few hours here and there each week to enjoy the outdoors.  For those few hours I want to get in a good workout, enjoy the beauty around me and wear out my dog Kona!

For skis and bindings, I am loving the Dynafit Baltoro with the TLT Superlite bindings.  This is a lighter setup so I don't have extra weight to drag up the hill but these skis are stiff and wide enough to get me safely sown.  I don't feel chatter under me on the way down which makes me feel secure in any conditions.  I do use the Dynafit skins made for these skis and I find them easy to use especially removing them, I don't have to struggle at all!

I am always cold and when I started AT I would way overdress.  Now with a few years behind me I realize how quickly I heat up! I wear the Mammut Tatramar Pants with just Smartwool boxers under and Darn Tough socks.  For the top I wear a Patagonia Capilene Midweight top and the Mammut Botnica Jacket.  I always have a lightweight shell or down jacket and a hat in my pack.  For gloves I stay light with the Dynafit Mercury, but for cold days I have a pair of Black Diamond Mercury Mitts  just in case.

Even if you don't have a lot of time I would recommend trying alpine touring.  If you love to hike or snowshoe, you'll find the same solitude and workout in AT with the bonus of some skiing!

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