With the Alpinist, Marker delivers its lightest-ever touring binding and re-defines the ratio of weight to performance. At 490 grams per pair, it takes the traditional PinTech design and adds functionality with 0°, 5° and 9° climbing aid positions. The toe piece has integrated elastomers that serve as a visual aid and allow for easy stepping in, as well as carbon reinforced components and a dual spring for maximum stiffness. The heel features a fixed upward release and an adjustable lateral release function. The anti-ice pads in both the toe and heel help prevent icing as well. And a wider 38mm binding screw hole pattern allows for phenomenal power transfer for such a minimalist and lightweight offering. Also, the 105mm brake will accommodate the Vital 100 or the Intention 110.