/ Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX - how warm?
I'm off to the Tien Shan in August and will be going up to 5500m max and just wondering if my Jorasses will be warm enough, or whether I should be looking at something like a Phantom Guide or even 6000?
They fit well and ideally I don't want to be forking out for new boots if it can be helped.
Any advice appreciated.
If it were me I would get a pair with more insulation. I had some Freney's, model before the Jorasses. I found them to be very poor even when the temps dropped below -5, they are built for summer alpine really. Just my 2p. You could get some cheap Omegas on Rock&Run ,if they have your size, much warmer!
I've got a pair of Jorasses Pro and I would consider taking them to those sort of altitudes.
I would definitely take a pair of double boots with removable inner if I were you and going to a remote location like that. I once took a pair of Sportiva Baturas to the Karakorum. They got soaked through and once they got wet were near impossible to dry.
I would take boots like Sportiva Spantiks, Phantom 6000m or Scarpa Omegas (which can generally be picked up pretty cheaply). The Omegas aren't that waterproof and I would probably uses them with a glued on pair of Yeti gaiters.
Thanks all....you've confirmed what I thought and my wallet feared
Aye £89 is pretty damn good....none in my size unfortunately
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