Touring Tools

[A] Ski Atomic Janak: Light and fast gives way to light and fat. The Janak is perfect for opening it up in steep powder fields or resort crud. $628; [B] BOOT Scarpa Tornado: With interchangeable, flex-adjusting tongues, the Tornado is ready to tour or tackle the bumps. $629; BINDINGS Fritschi Freeride (not pictured): The gold standard of AT bindings, Fritschis are light, tough, and simple enough to repair on the go. $425; SKINS Black Diamond Ascension (not pictured): Peel 'em off and stick 'em on. Synthetic hairs grip the snow to maximize your upward efforts. $150; SAFETY Everything's fine until it isn't. When things go wrong, better have a [C] shovel (Black Diamond Tele Lynx Shovel, $45), a probe (Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour 265 Probe [not pictured], $49;, and a [D] beacon (Ortovox S1, $649; to leverage your avalanche training.

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