Revenge on the Marmots

Post by blogger | January 7, 2008      

Euro backcountry.
Murmeltier Salbe

You all know how I love those cuddly furballs that eat the wiring in my Jeep whenever they get half a chance.

We’ll, today I got the last laugh — at least till the next time I park at Montezuma Basin.

This stuff is Marmot fat liniment. Said to cure just about anything, including sore knees.

We shall see.

Ski tour today in Wildschonau region was fun. Snow still less than perfect, but got to test the Manaslu skis.

More later, headed out with Fritz to get a pair of Gecko glueless skins for testing.



5 Responses to “Revenge on the Marmots”

  1. Your Sweetie January 7th, 2008 7:52 am

    Lou, you made me laugh with your post this morning. When I was young, every time I went to Europe with my parents, my father bought this stuff. It stinks but it must work. At 76, he is as robust as ever.

    Maybe you should bring home some Salbe for Louie and me. Our knees are a little sore from all the powder skiing we’ve been doing while you’re gone. Three feet at the cabin this weekend, and another 16 inches last night..hee, hee, hee.

    Come home soon. We miss you.
    XOXO, Lisa

  2. AJ January 7th, 2008 11:12 am

    Hi Lou,

    Looking forward to your review of the Gecko skins.

    I’ve read some reviews by Austrians, mostly thumbs down. The skins separating from the ski’s, snow getting between skin and ski and general wear and tear.

    At least the material is said to cope with anything from -60 C to + 250 C (!), very important if the foehn wind is blowing 🙂

    I’m not throwing my BD skins away yet.

    By the way, your getting very eco, testing marmots and geckos 🙂

  3. Barry January 7th, 2008 5:46 pm

    I don’t know about this. I not sure what their like in your neck of the woods but up here grizzlies eat marmots like candy. I wouldn’t use this stuff year round.

  4. hoodie January 7th, 2008 8:56 pm

    Maybe a dab of that salve on the underbody of your vehicle would serve as a warning to would be snaffle vandals.

  5. Mimi Morrison November 23rd, 2009 3:19 pm

    Does anyone know where I can purchase murmeltier salbe???

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