/ La Sportiva Trango Boots- For Mt Blanc?

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Chris M - on 09 Oct 2012
Hi,

I currently have a pair of the La Sportiva trango boots (the blue ones - which i currently use for scrambling in the uk) and plan on an alpine trip next year, including climbing Mont Blanc. Do you think they are suitable ( i am aware they can take a basic crampon) or do I need a different pair of boots?

Thanks

Chris M
AJM - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Chris M:

I've used some elsewhere in the alps for several years with no problems. Mine have a heel bail for crampons but I've used totally strap on ones on them.
birdman - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Chris M:

might be a bit chilly, but i've certainly used them before with C2 crampons. However, just be aware that as they age and go softer they have a tendancy to pop out of your crampons on moderate / steep slopes... not what you want!!
xplorer on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to birdman:

I'd be interested to know if this has happend to others.

I've had mine over a year, and still as stiff as the day I bought them.
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seaofdreams - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Chris M:

Im assuming we are talking about the Trango S Evo (blue with a yellow flas in the sole unit?)

I dont rate them at all and I had three pairs now (they fit me well but i wish they didnt)

ive worm one of the three pairs in:

Chamonix high level - too cold
Chamonix mid level - good go for it
Bugaboos in spring - too cold / too long to dry
Greenland - new to very very dead in 45 days (30 days in and i was worrying)
Scotland in summer - good go for it :) they dont like scree much

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