ski to crampons to ski

You are skiing down on a couloir and is a too steep part, or completely ice, and you can not ski for some meters? You don’t have the equipment (or time) to make a rappel, here a solution to change ski to climb mode (also can be good if you climb up a couloir and you need to start skiing from a uncomfortable place).

  • Important to hold the ice axe all the time when you’re doing the transition, when you have only one crampon or one ski on the floor.
  • This technique requires experience in extreme skiing and the use of the equipment in uncomfortable situations. Try this technique on some non exposed terrain before using it on more difficult terrain.