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 zero degree, 5 degree and 9 degree climbing aid positions. The heel features a fixed upward release and an adjustable lateral release function, and a 15mm range of adjustment. The Alpinist does NOT include brakes. 115mm brakes are sold separately here. Touring leashes are also available if you prefer here.