The last four Saturdays I have been participating in the mountain club telemark school. It is a difficult sport, and I still have a long way to go to learn telemark skiing, and most people take the school at least twice. When the skills are mastered, it is a much more efficient way to get into the high country in winter. The last two Saturdays we had trips into the steep backcountry, and I feel sufficiently beat up from many falls. They were definitely adventures.