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The History of Skiing

2019-08-11T16:42:34+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Skiing is a sport that involves traveling over snow with the use of skis. The history of skiing is believed to go back at least eight millennia, all the way back to 6000 B.C. In the Xinjiang region of what is now China, there were wall paintings found that depicted the use of skis. These wall paintings are believed to be about 5,000 years old. Skiing as Transportation In [...]

Cross-Country Skiing

2019-08-11T16:44:37+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Cross-country skiing involves skiers relying on their own locomotion in order to ski across snow-covered terrains.  For cross-country skiing, there are no ski lifts or other types of assistance used.  Cross-country skiing is both a recreational activity and a sport, as well as a means of transportation. Modern Cross-Country Skiing Modern cross-country skiing is very much like the original form of skiing.  To partake in cross-country skiing, skiers [...]

The Adventure of Ice Climbing

2019-08-11T16:46:17+00:00October 6th, 2018|

Ice climbing is an activity for people who love adventure.  Those who partake in ice climbing tend to be extremely passionate about their chosen sport—as it involves a thrill of danger and excitement. Ice Climbing as a Sport The sport of ice climbing has evolved from rock climbing and other mountain climbing activities.  Rock climbers were forced to learn to navigate slippery and icy areas while climbing up [...]

Three Things You Should Know About Via Ferratas

2019-08-11T16:54:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|

What is a Via Ferrata? A via ferrata (“iron way” in Latin) is a cross between scrambling and climbing.  Climbing a via ferrata requires minimal equipment.  Unlike other climbing paths, a via ferrata is a route that is marked by metal rungs and rails embedded into a mountain.  Via ferratas are typically easy to follow and make it possible to manage cliffs and ledges that would otherwise be [...]