/ OI NEWS: Salewa Launches In The UK
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=5221
Same here! :-)
Me too - used them this weekend just gone. With nicely worn down points after 20+ years but they're still perfect walking crampons.
Have a look at the new sole technology on the mountaineering boot. You can lock in a 'fully stiffened' B3 arrangement or a more walkable B2 flex.
Hopefully this is a step forward ...(sorry) in boot design.
Founded in Munich, moved their headquarters to Aschheim outside Munich (down the road from me) and then taken over by Oberalp (an Italian group)in 1990.
I bought a pair of Salewa Rapace boots at Christmas time. I had to order them from Germany, but they are brilliant. Very very impressed with them so far. On the strength of that, i wouldn't hesitate to get other products of theirs.
I'm interested in replacing my worn-out Salomons with either the Rapace, or the Mountain Trainer Mid. What size foot are you? Do they fit well?
My "summer" helmet is a Salewa Krypton or Helium, bought a few years ago from Windermere Canoe and Kayak! I have seen their boots around a bit, they are a familiar brand to me in the UK, but I guess I've only seen odds and ends....?
I thought they were German too, only by the sound of the name. I bought a second hand pair in 1969, so they would have been earlier, and at the time the advantage over Grivels were that you could adjust the length yourself. Both makes had front points. I bought a new pair a couple of years later and was quite surprised to see how long the points should have been! I kept the old pair for climbing on iced rocky ground as the short spikes seemed handier, and as they were already pretty short it didn't matter if I ground a bit more off.
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