Børge Ousland BC

Very light and versatile mountain ski that fits in the track

The Børge Ousland BC is a very light and versatile ski that fits into cross-country tracks.

Its full steel edge (2.1 x 1.9 mm) and very lightweight wooden core make it as suitable for longer trips and expeditions towing a pulk as for days out in hard and icy ski tracks. Using the same steel edge on both our mountain skis and most of our alpine skis, we can guarantee both good edge control in all conditions and superb durability. This ski’s full-length camber profile and pronounced wax pocket make it a superb choice for excursions where good glide is essential. It’s sole – designed for good wax absorption and durability, and ground to function in Nordic conditions – makes it perfect for long outings in Nordic and polar snows.

The Ousland BC’s moderate side cut offers both directional stability and control turning on hard snow, while its soft front tip with a Nordic rocker (lifted tip) and taper (the distinctive profile at the tail) makes for a ski that easily handles difficult conditions in the mountains well and reassuring float. Its light wooden core in poplar and paulownia makes for a playful, solid ski with good camber and very low weight: the Børge Ousland BC only weighs just over 800 grams per ski in 200 cm length).

With a longitudinal stiffness and construction affording an excellent carrying capacity, meanwhile, one thing is clear: there should be no limits as to how far and how long you can ski on these bad boys.

These skis were developed in close cooperation with the polar explorer Børge Ousland, his company Ousland Explorers and their guides. Børge is one of the most notable adventurers in modern polar history. In 1990, Børge Ousland became, with Erling Kagge, the first man to reach the North Pole with neither supplies nor support. In 1994 he went alone to the North Pole and on to Kapp Arkichevsky in Russia, a world first, and in 1996–97 became the first to cross the South Pole without supplies. His record of 34 days to achieve the pole has yet to be beaten. Since then, Børge Ousland has been to the North Pole during winter and made several remarkable expeditions; he is a lecturer and writer and the owner of Manshausen, an island in Steigen offering activities throughout the year.

We are proud to be able to work with Børge Ousland and look forward both to further co-operation and benefitting from his stories and advice.


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