Skiing up, over, and down the Pyrenees is no easy feat and just imagine if you had to bring elephants, but if you were going to tackle such an adventure, strapping the Fischer Hannibal 100 Ski onto your feet wouldn't be the worst idea ever. As the flagship of Fischer's backcountry freeride line, the 100 is equal parts hard charging and quick climbing, with a light and snappy Paulownia wood core that's outfitted with carbon fiber stringers and a Titanal laminate so you can put the hammer down when it's time to descend. Paulownia's naturally lightweight and easily renewable, but Fischer opted to take the weight down even further with its Air Tec milling process, which mills the core into a honeycomb shape, dumping a significant amount of material without interfering with flex or durability. Like almost all Fischer's touring skis, the Hannibal also features the company's Aeroshape design. To increase stiffness without increase weight, Aeroshape concentrates the mass of the ski in the middle and tapers towards the edges, which makes the ski lighter without giving up any of the torsional stiffness that's so key when you're edging hard in variable, or worse, snow. The Hannibal's edging performance is boosted by burly ABS sidewalls and a flat tail, which doubles as a secure attachment point for skins, and it has a moderate rise in the tip Tour Rocker, Fischer calls it to give you flotation in pow and the ability to roll over alpine mank, wind crust, and chunder.