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There are "short skis" that can be used with regular hiking boots. I researched those as an alternative for approaching ice climbs. However, there is some major issues with these They are not really suited for soft winter snow as they are simply too small and will sink in deep. They are more suited for compact (early) summer snow Hiking boots are ...


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I do not have any experience cross country skiing but ski touring should be sufficiently similar, at least the uphill part. There is always this conflict in clothing that one wants something warm while standing still or not moving much while at the same time this is way too warm and sweaty as soon as one starts moving, especially uphill. Taking off a layer ...


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