How to put on your climbing and mountaineering helmet- By Vivian Bruchez
February 28 2019
For maximum comfort and protection, a helmet should always be properly adjusted. Vivian Bruchez provides tips on how to adjust your helmet so that it fits your head perfectly.
Why wear a helmet when ski touring?
Whether a high-mountain guide or new to ski touring, you have probably asked yourself this very question. Although widely adopted by alpine skiers at the resort as a necessary piece of safety gear, systematically wearing a helmet while ski touring has yet to catch on with backcountry skiers, primarily due to weight, lack of ventilation, and the bulky nature of most head protection. Yet when the snowpack is thin, sticks and especially stones never lie too far beneath the surface, creating a potentially dangerous situation in the event of a fall. When ascending a couloir, rock fall also presents a serious risk. With all this in mind, putting on a helmet when ski touring or ski mountaineering seems more than reasonable.
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