Amundsen BC

The perfect choice for expeditions, treks and adventure

Amundsen BC is a ski for the long mountain trek. With a full steel edge and a prominent wax pocket for a lasting grip, it is stiff and reassuringly stable – perfect for longer excursions and expeditions with the weight of a backpack or sled.

All Åsnes skis are compatible with the new X-Skin. So although the Amundsen BC is narrow enough for groomed tracks, a climbing skin can be attached in an instant when it is time for that long mountain ascent.

Roald Amundsen (1872–1928), the first man to reach both the South and North Poles, was a polar explorer, discoverer, researcher and flight pioneer. He navigated the Northwest Passage and was a pioneer in the use of airships and planes in polar research.

Choosing the right length

 

Ski length is determined according to body weight and height. The table below is only a guide, however – experience, skill, terrain and individual needs can all influence your choice of length.

Generally speaking, moving through rugged terrain calls for shorter skis than the open mountain plateau. And for beginners, short skis are easier to control. If you’re mainly skiing along tracks, length isn’t the most crucial factor. For good float on deep snow, a slighter wider ski is useful. Lighter skiers might consider a shorter ski; heavier skiers a longer ski. Skiers with loads such as backpacks and sledges might consider a longer ski.

Body length Weight (kg) Ski length
145-155 cm – 55 170 cm
155-165 55-65 175
165-170 60-70 180
170-175 70-80 187
175-185 75-85 194
180-190 80-95 201
190 + 95 + 208