Ski Rando Racing : What gear is needed?
While packing for a weekend of Ski Rando Racing (Ski Mountaineering Racing) in the Italian Dolomites, I though to snap a quick photo to present exactly what it is that goes and is typically required.
I have two races to choose from tomorrow and am prepared for each. One is a frantic, technical race (Tour de Sas) that is a result of the dangerous avalanche conditions right now – the original course had to be cancelled due to extreme risk. The other race is above Cortina d’Ampezzo and is a 750 meter uphill night race – which suits me perfectly and is my likely choice. I’ll probably shoot the Tour de Sas in the morning and then race at night, an endurance event all its own.
So here it is, the goods for Euro Ski Rando Racing – you’ll note everything is ultralight (and it gets much lighter) and minimalistic, only in severely cold weather are more clothes put on for descents. The idea is to keep moving, although there are minimal gear requirements for safety.
Skis : Ski Trab Race Aero World Cup
Poles : Ski Trab
Boots : Dynafit DyNAs
Helmet : Dynafit Rando Race Helmet
Goggles : Rudy Project
One piece suit – oh ya – Team Badia Sport
Skins : 2 pair (sometimes required) Contours 50mm
Probe : Carbon ultralight probe (required)
Backpack : Dynafit Race Pack with ski carrying system
Heart Rate Monitor : Garmin Forerunner 405
Emergency Blanket (required)
Avalanche Beacon (required)
Ultralight Shovel (required)
Socks : Smartwool
Gloves : one pair light, one pair insulated
–missing items, shells for both top and bottom