My “Speed Transalp Non-stop” was a very spontaneous project. Winter 2019 was a good one. I was training well, and I simply had the desire to do something that would push me to my limits. Our new Pintech Race Binding P49 was just on the market for the 2018-19 season and was used by our athletes for the first ski mountaineering races. The system had passed tests with flying colors and demonstrated all of its practical benefits during the competitions. As managing director, I was involved in the development process with our binding engineers, and over the last four years, our idea came to fruition, bit by bit. As a part of that, I had also of course tested the binding and the first prototypes on my own tours. So this binding wasn’t totally new to me, but I’d never used it on a longer tour, not to mention for a project that would take me to my limits. Nevertheless, what was clear to me: I absolutely wanted to do my Speed Transalp with the new Pintech System. Ultimately, I didn’t want to spend more than 36 hours for my Alpine crossing. Plus, in order to conserve the most possible energy along the way, the gear also had to be as light as possible. Certainly, the perfect opportunity for using the Pintech System, which had turned the world of ski mountaineering upside down.