March 13, 2013

Speed on the Anchorage Hillside

Touring on the Anchorage Hillside has been super fast the past couple of nights.  Doc pushed me to a personal record for the Glen Alps-to-Stuckagain tour under clear skies with alpenglow and great conditions.

Swix VR50 and VR55 ironed into the wax pocket of our double-camber, metal-edge skis created an exceptional combination of terrific kick with a long and fast glide.    The climb felt almost like we had mohair skins on our skis, and the glide felt like we had only very good glide wax without any kick wax - truly exceptional.  The air temperature was 25F at our departure and about 20F when we finished.

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