Training for the Imperial Challenge? Practicing for the Breckenridge Ascent Series I just read about? Preparing for the 5 Peaks Mountaineering Race? That's all I could ask myself as I wondered why someone would opt to climb, skis and all, on lift-accessible terrain.
I spotted this skier climbing his way up Vail Mountain this morning, skis strapped to his back, ski boots on (I can only imagine how uncomfortable that was), poles to assist with the uphill trek. I've seen snowshoers hiking up the mountain many times, but this skier was a first. Talk about earning your lunch! I considered calling it quits for the day--until I saw him. Then I knew I needed to earn more EpicMix vertical.