just back from a quick check to make sure everything is just right. conditions were unfavourable, with wet snow at the bottom, quickly freezing and icing up the higher you get. crampons mounting has never been that easy. changeover from hike to ride mode was a lot easier than expected although i did not really take care of cleaning the splitstick. was really surprised how smooth everything went. skins are a killer by the way - super sticky and easy to put on. and of course they offer awesome traction too.