Ski Mountaineering combines skiing and mountaineering.
Key things to look for:
Example Image 1: Bill Briggs and others hiking with their skis
This photo’s description says “Bill Briggs and others hiking with their skis, probably before his 1971 ascent of Grand Teton.” Ski Mountaineering is the subject term used for this photo, because they have equipment for both skiing (skis and poles) and climbing (ropes) equipment.
Similar to scrambling, distinguishing between Ski Mountaineering, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing, and, can be tricky. To simplify our process, we use Ski Mountaineering when both skiing and climbing equipment are present (e.g. skis, crampons, axe, ice tools, rope, harness). Mountaineering involved traveling over snow and ice, so people usually bring ropes, harnesses, ice axes, and crampons. Finally, we use Backcountry Skiing whenever someone is skiing outside of a resort.
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