Martin Volken

  1. Mountaineering Tips For More Fest and Less Suffer

    Mountaineering Tips For More Fest and Less Suffer
    Top Tips on how to shop, pack and train for your first mountaineering trip.
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  2. A Haute Route Logistics FAQ

    A Haute Route Logistics FAQ
    Guide Martin Volken answers the detailed questions about logistics.
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  3. Skiing The Haute Route

    Skiing The Haute Route
    Daily details of 7 days on the original ski tour—from Chamonix to Zermatt.
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  4. How Meeting One Man Changed The Way I Think About Mountains

    How Meeting One Man Changed The Way I Think About Mountains
    IFMGA guide Martin Volken meets a man who makes him realize he had too many blessings—and not enough appreciation.
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  5. How to Fold a Map

    How to Fold a Map
    Martin Volken has used a fair share of maps during his career as an IFMGA Guide and owner of ProGuiding. It's no surprise then, that he has a trick or two up his sleeves when it comes to managing them. Here's Martin's secret on how to most usefully fold a map.
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  6. Efficient Ski Transitions

    Efficient Ski Transitions
    IFMGA Guide Martin Volken shares his wisdom on how to efficiently transition from ski-to-skin and back again, along with tips on keeping the system simple to stay better organized in the backcountry.
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  7. Packing for an Overnight Alpine Ascent

    Packing for an Overnight Alpine Ascent
    How to efficiently pack your bag for overnight mountain climbs.
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