Another year another great new ski touring brand!
If they're good enough for Hall of Fame Mountaineer's Steve and Mike Marolt, they're good enough for Cripple Creek!
Fischer makes some Kick-ass touring gear, and we are beyond thrilled to be carrying their gear for the 2019 season. However, don't just take our word for it, hear what Hall of Fame Mountaineers Steve and Mike Marolt have to say about the gear they rely on for their biggest and baddest missions!
"Over the years, Jim, Steve and I have had the opportunity to experiment with a variety of manufacturers as AT technology has rapidly increased. That and 30 years of expeditions to the greater ranges has allowed us to pick and choose the gear we need for the task of our ski mountaineering. With that, we have developed a few basic demands of the gear we use."
Ski Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Fischer Travers Carbon Ski Boot
Fischer's Touring Boot Line
If you are looking to really charge the Ranger Free is their freeride touring 4 buckle beast that is lighter than it looks. At just over 1500 grams this boot is in the weight class with amazing touring boots like the Scarpa Maestrale RS or the Dynafit Hoji, but with an alpine overlap so you won't miss a turn from your regular downhill boots.
Fischer Touring Skis
"A ski in the backcountry is first and foremost a tool to get you in, but more importantly out. We have worked with Fischer to design the Hannibal 96. This ski captures in our view a near perfect blend of super light wood core with a light weight carbon construction with a super side cut and slight rise that allows for performance on hard rough snow, but is wide enough to float powder and chop. Also, when carrying weight, it is important to have a stiff tail. The Hannibal is probably the best all-around backcountry ski we have ever used, fulfilling the “tool” aspect of a backcountry ski, but performing for a fun factor that is appreciated."