/ Boots for Alps in March/April
Does anyone have thoughts on this?
Baturas work fine for me which are a similar warmth. Unless you're planning on skiing in your Nepals you might struggle getting to the routes though.
Unfortunately I can't ski so my partner and I were thinking of hiring showshoes. I've been told that will be fine for getting to routes although it will take longer than on skis.
I was seriously considering warmer boots this year but I'm hoping I can just keep putting it off till it warms up a bit!
One tip: do not be tempted to walk down the Vallee Blanche after your route. It's a long way and gets very wet towards the bottom in spring. Going back to the Midi is a slog, but in the end, easier. Best to stay at the Cosmiques and do more than one route.
But they may be enough tempt you to learn to ski....... I'm another who only started skiing after using snowshoes ;-)
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