Mount Everest Skied With Dynafit Bindings

Post by blogger | October 20, 2006      

Dynafit backcountry skiing bindings used on Mount Everest.
Spy photo taken in the Life-Link workshop after mounting Dynafit bindings used on Mount Everest by the DesLauriers and Chin. The skis are Volkl T-Rock.

Well, if this isn’t the final word on Dynafit, I don’t know what is. I just learned from my deep cover mole at Life-Link what bindings Kit and Rob DesLauriers and Jimmy Chin used for skiing off Everest. They’re calling it the “hardest skiing they’ve ever done 5,000 vertical of bullet proof down the Lhotse Face.” Yes indeed, Dynafit across the board. And Dynafit boots as well:

Kit DesLauriers – 2 buckle boots (tlt4 light)
Rob DesLauriers – 1 buckle boots (tlt4 race)
Jimmy Chin – 3 buckles (but hey, he had to carry the camera)



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9 Responses to “Mount Everest Skied With Dynafit Bindings”

  1. Mark Worley October 20th, 2006 6:33 am

    Man, what a cool setup! Guess I should get the Comforts too, eh?

  2. Stan Wilkmen October 20th, 2006 9:43 pm

    with or without brakes? probably without since this is a function of needing light gear.

  3. Josh October 21st, 2006 12:11 pm

    It looks like they used modified neoprene overboots to keep their toes. Cool-I didn’t know you could do that with dynafits.

  4. Mike Marolt October 21st, 2006 4:32 pm

    That is impressive. At those altitudes, carrying the skis gear takes its toll; its everything. This system is definitely not very heavy, and appears to be proving itself.


  5. Drew October 21st, 2006 4:57 pm

    was there really any other option?? 🙂

  6. Mike Marolt October 21st, 2006 9:25 pm

    Drew: While impressed, I am not ready to give up my Lowa and Naxo; for what I do, I still need the best, a bit of weight be ****. M

  7. Lou October 22nd, 2006 6:16 pm

    Hey Mike, it’s Sunday…

  8. Dean (deanafit) February 24th, 2009 9:46 pm

    No option. Here in Estes Park, CO. It is either up or down. Great set-up; and I can’t wait to try my new crosssbow, deanafit TLT, Radium setup this weekend. Already telied.

  9. Cameron Lawson March 25th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Any beta on retro-fitting overboots to Dynafit boots/bindings. Going to Denali, and it’s gonna be chilly!- thanks.

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