You bear the 10,000ft bootpack for the sake of the 2,000ft run. Why? Because it's summit season! That means big touring days and long lines, if you're the kind who enjoys pushing peaks and the daily corn harvest.
Speaking of which...
The V-Team has been out crushing it.
Making first descents, summiting 3 peaks in a day, skiing volcanoes, writing books, literally dodging humans in France...
Here are their trip reports:
Embracing the Stoke in British Colombia's Coast Range
April 28, 2017 by: Ben Zavora
"There is nowhere on earth that I feel this clear, this stoked, this alive…it is a gift and I am not going to ignore it, I am going to embrace it."
Ultralight Winter Traverse of the Tahoe Rim Trail
April 20, 2017 by: Justin Lichter
"This was a great route to ski in the winter, with a terrific variety of conditions and scenery. It was by no means easy, but the rewards were always just around the corner: whether it be views, downhills, or better weather. "