While the boys saga their way to Fitz Roy, my South American journey is a pampered press trip courtesy of Marker. The Kool-Aid up here in the Chilean mountains is made from grapes and tends to be a problem if you drink too much, but I’m sure it is having positive effect as well. The details of this will soon be revealed, but I thought I’d file a general TR from our first day of binding testing wherein we battled 70 mph winds in perfect icing conditions, skiing both ice and breakable crust. They couldn’t have planned a better evaluation program. Or maybe they did. Check it out.