History of the Rat Tail Climbing Skin Tail Attachment


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | November 9, 2005      

Paging through the latest issue of Backcountry Magazine (looks good, but kind of heavy on the advertising vs. content ratio), low and behold, someone covers the Rat Tail skin attachment I’ve promoted for years, and does a how-to article about it! I’m flattered! Let’s be clear, however, that I didn’t invent the Rat Tail. While I refined the concept over the years and was the first to pubish it (here on this website), the idea had an early occurrence in Aspen in the 1970s when it was used by extreme skier Chris Landry, who said he’d seen something similar in Canada.

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