Pulled another binding out of the collection and added to the virtual museum. This time, an early Petzl 8007 without step-in heel.
This binding was known in the early 1990s as perhaps the most “alpine like” you could get in a randonnee grabber, and was favored by many ski professionals and ski alpinists who wanted something they perceived as safer and more solid than other bindings of that era. Please check out the virtual museum display and leave comments below here on this blog post. Did you tour in any version of this binding? Your impressions and experience?
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).