/ Summer Alpine Boot Recommendations?
Great for climbing on rock.
Good for ice and steep snow with crampons (though would sacrifice this.)
I have looked at the Scarpa Charmoz and the La Sportiva Trango S Evo; they both seem OK, though I'd rather leather and no fabric/goretex uppers as I think I'd wear them out quickly (nepal top is heavy.) I'd mainly use them for getting too and from long rock routes when crampons have to be worn.
What do people recommend?
The selection within the UK for a lightweight alpine boot is limited. Have a look at the selection in this shop:
I recently bought a pair of Scarpa Triolets from them, they arrived in 5 days, and with the euro conversion rate, are dead cheap - I got a higher spec boot than the Charmoz for the same price as the Charmoz with AMA discount from Cotswold. The Scarpa Rebels look good.
It seems a bit odd ordering by post from the Continent, but it is not expensive.
Does anyone know where I can find the Garmont Vetta Plus MNT GTX in the UK, preferably near Glasgow?
Asolo Alpinists, great boot, really comfy(if it fits your foot shape), well made, lightweight, good climbing platform and some good deals out at the moment.
Sorry, am 43, but thanks for the offer!
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