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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2010
Ron Konowitz (backcountry pioneer of steep routes in the Adirondack Mountains) and Mike Whelan (videographer) retrace the route of Irving Langmuir who established ski mountaineering in North America in 1907. Slide Mountain was the first mountain to be climbed and skied from the summit for recreation [in North America]. The sport of "ski mountaineering" was established in Europe in 1894.