The Ultimate Sport! Ski Mountaineering Meets Bikepacking Video

‘Our mission: Bikepacking across the Alps and skiing some beautiful mountains along the way — no motor allowed.’

“Ice & Palms” is a beautiful look at a radically unique adventure. Two skiers, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck, bikepacked from southern Germany to Nice, France, for 6 weeks.

The duo covered 1,119 miles and roughly 115,000 vertical feet while carrying 110 pounds on their bikes. And the whole adventure was entirely self-powered!

Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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