So, during our Grunschartner tour Harald and his wife Katrina come along. Harald is always training for randonnee racing but likes freeride as well. So for that extra pump he does our 6,000 vertical foot tour on his Marker Dukes and alpine boots.
Thus, don’t let anyone say you can’t do real ski tours on Marker Dukes — at least in the case of your being from the Tirol, as well as still holding the standing world record for the obstacle swimming component of the European military pentathlon — as Herald does. For the rest of us? I think I’ll stick with something a bit lighter weight and take a pass on the obstacle swimming as well.