You want your bindings to be safe, feel secure and not pre-release. You also want a binding that is light weight but will still handle sketchy conditions and tight steep turns. You are a true alpinist. 4000+ vert is a walk in the park for you. Weight is the major factor in your checklist for deciding on gear. The Alpinist 12 is a hands-down, decision for a mountaineering binding.
With a DIN rating up to 12, and lateral release for the heel, you know you can trust the safety and ease of use behind the Alpinist 12 from Marker. The Kingpin changed the game for touring, but weight was always a concern. Coming in at 245 grams, the Alpinist 12 changes the game between reliability and weight.
A moderately wide drill pattern allows for a secure and durable heel placement that supports the binding in high speeds or tight turns. The Alpinist 12, when you are ready to charge your next backcountry mission when weight is a defining factor.
|Material||Forged Aluminum, Carbon, Polymide|
|Release Value||6 to 12|
|Brake Width||90mm, 105mm, 115mm|