Like any good ski story, the story of the MTN Lab was born on the snow. “Riders of our Mountain Collective group of athletes were simply asked what they wanted,” Pallatin says. “Gradually the project gave birth to a free-touring boot that was expected to climb well and, above all, offer fun on the descent.
It is the prototype of the MTN Lab that Canadian skier Greg Hill used to break the record of ascent in a month: a cool 100 km. With the kind of testing Hill put it through in its rearview mirror, the new MTN Lab had proven its mettle. Still, before the boot proves itself on the feet of Greg Hill, it took Pascal Pallatin and his team many months to create.