The Winter Film Festival: What it Takes to Go Ski Mountaineering

IFMGA guide Todd Passey details what he brings when he takes on classic ski mountaineering adventures like The Haute Route. The mountains, and in particular mountain expeditions for skiing, climbing, glacier work, are no place for the unprepared or the amateurs. If you’re going to attempt something like the Haute Route or the Skier’s Haute Route (see previous video) you want someone like Todd Passey leading the way and watching after you.
Becoming an IFMGA guide is a very rigorous process; the standards are necessarily high because a mountain guide is entrusted with the lives of his clients.  My friends will not go into the backcountry or deep into the mountains without an IFMGA certified guide (it’s the highest certification and recognized around the world).
Do you want know why people want IFMGA guides? Because they get it and they’re prepared. Take a look at this fascinating short video as Todd goes through the equipment he’s packing for a short backcountry ski mountaineering trip. It’s absolutely amazing the level of detail and the amount of preparation he brings to his profession.
See you  at the bottom.
Our annual Winter Film Festival, the Fourth one we’ve produced, is now in progress.  The WFF posts go up after the The Nightshift’s daily international news feed which takes place every morning. The Winter Film Festival posts start at 12:15 PM  for the first post.The 2017 Winter Film Festival concludes today. It’s been great fun. Hope you enjoyed the films and, again, we thank YouTube and all the companies involved in producing these videos and all the participants in them for sharing. See you next year!  
The Fine Print: Embed courtesy of our friends at You Tube, who have an amazingly large collection of great ski (and ice boating) videos available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks, guys, for sharing. This post is number 979 for this site. The Winter Film Festival is a production of Perception Engineering. All rights reserved by their respective parties. 

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