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7 summits and other mountain stuff => Gear & stuff => Topic started by: ianlawton on Sep 19 2009, 04:49

Title: Boots
Post by: ianlawton on Sep 19 2009, 04:49
Hi,

I am a novice mountaineer! Already booked myself on Elbrus for next year but loking at more adventourous climbs such as denali.

I wanted a boot that I could use on any expedition, that is water proof and keeps my feet warm as they chill quite easily.

Been told the La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo are best boot but are there better out there for the price?

Any help appreciated

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Boots
Post by: 7summits on Sep 20 2009, 00:53
Hi Ian,

welcome on the forum. The Oympus Mons is a very warm boot, suitable for all the high mountains. You might want to compare with similar type boots, for example the Millet (One Sport) Everest. I am sure there are more, but have not looked into it recently.

As they do not adjust to your feet, you need the one that is not only warm, but fits the best as well.

Both will be a bit overkill for Elbrus, though your feet will never be too warm :) and if you want to climb Denali, Vinson, Aconcagua or Everest later, those bots will make your feet thankful.

Problem is they are all expensive, but cheaper than a toe operation..

Cheers,
Harry