The Alpine Trekker for me is a tool I use almost everyday when going in the backcountry, even if on a snowmobile. I love the trekker because it gives you a quick way to turn your skis into touring skis, without the hassle of having a touring binding where you have to worry about bindings icing up and not being able to lock them from touring mode to ski mode. Or having the AFD plate snap off rendering one ski useless. With the Trekker you always get where you want to go, and once at the top have a solid reliable binding. I've done everything from 10 min skins, to a 6 hour approach from hut to hut in Argentina on these things.