Combine the reliability and power of a 13-DIN alpine binding with the free-heel freedom of an AT binding and you have the Marker Baron 13 EPF Ski Binding. Built on Marker's Extended Power Frame the Baron sits on a wide chassis giving it the ability to drive wide big mountain boards with authority. To keep them manageable on the ascent the Barons feature Marker's Hollow Tech frame which is a gas-injected hollow construction that is light powerful and dependable whether you're spinning laps in the resort or accessing big backcountry lines. The Backcountry Technology allows the binding to be converted from ski to walk mode with the quick flick of a switch while a three-position climbing aid lets you adjust the heel riser between three positions to get the right angle for the slope you're climbing. The integrated anti-ice rail on the top of the toe-piece allows you to scrape ice and snow off the sole of your boot before stepping into the binding making the Baron EPF right at home in sub-freezing high alpine terrain.