IT ALL STARTED IN THE TETONS...
Steep skinning over scoured or frozen snow is often the only path to powder paradise. Sometimes to get to the goods we have to struggle. A pair of Skeats™ will ease the strain and prevent unwanted and potentially dangerous slips. Adventure and challenge is exciting, but making it a little easier is awesome!
It was on one such adventure that the idea for skin cleats popped into my head.... after slipping one too many times!
I've always enjoyed the puzzle of ski mountaineering. A puzzle that requires the full exertion of body, mind and spirit. The skillful blend of our human abilities and existing equipment is required to succeed and survive in the back-country.
It is a very unique and humbling experience to be able to invent a tool or piece of equipment. For me, this experience has added a whole new dimension to the puzzle. I am happy to share it with you all!
A few friends and I have been using my home-made skin cleats for years. At last I am able to share my idea with other die hard powder hounds. I hope you enjoy your Skeats™-skin cleats. As always Skin Steeper, Ride Deeper!