robert_huff (robert_huff) wrote in little_details,
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mixing types of skiing

[not a good subject - sorry]

When: current day

Where: current Earth

Searched: I read the Wikipedia entry on "skiing" and derivatives; it tells me what's possible, but not how things work in real life.

Scenario:

My MC is about 40, in better than average shape, and an experienced (but not expert) Alpine and Nordic skier.

They're out on a solo backcountry/free-range run. I know solo is not the brightest thing, but the terrain isn't particularly difficult, they're correctly equipped (map, GPS cell-phone, small survival pack), and they're self-confident enough to try it.

Everything is wonderful ... until the hair on their neck goes up - they're being hunted.

Safety, or the first attempt at safety, is 20 minutes minimum if they stay mostly on the flat ... or less than five minutes if they can cut downhill where the terrian allows.

Question:
Will their equipment allow them to do that? I know generic Alpine and Nordic gear really doesn't cross over, but the Wikipedia article suggests there versions which can be used (sub-optimally) for both.

Alternate question:
If the exact scenario Just Doesn't Work(tm) - can it be rehabilitated?
Tags: ~sports (misc)
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