Perhaps the most highly engineered of the Ramer backcountry skiing binding offerings, model MT-2000 was released in 1993. Other bindings of the time had caught up with Ramer’s innovations — in a sense he was playing catchup with the MT-2000, but this version of the classic Ramer “tuning fork” design still had some nice features. In particular, the heel mode clamp was easy to switch and even had a unique “trapped” mode that allowed you to sidestep with a small amount of heel lift. Check out the museum display.
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).