Monday, 17 March 2014

Skiing: invented in Mongolia

I'm not even kidding - it is thought that the first skiers came from the Altai mountians in what is now north-west China in the Altai mountains.

Outside magazine went to the mountains to photograph people making skis and using them in the traditional way.  

The skis are wooden and have horse hides attached for traction.  Skiers use one wooden pole instead of two.

Check out more awesome photos and the rest of the story here: