/ B3 Boots: Avoid skin peeling
Best advice would be to go get fitted and buy your own boots, due to B3 boots being rigid it's hard to get one that fits well. Hire everything else but make sure you have comfy boots
If I'm wearing my b3 boots when its warm then I often put some zinc oxide tape over my heels and use plenty of talc to keep my feet dry, stops me getting any blisters.
Try different methods of lacing too. I always tie some extra reef knots so I can get the laces really tight over my ankle (see http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/advanced_bootlace_techniques) My partner laces the last two sets of hooks in reverse order (might not make sense without a picture) and swears by it, but it's never worked well for me.
Though, as people have already said, you might just need to toughen your feet up.
If you're going to wear B3s regularly then it's probably best to invest in a pair of your own. They'll break in to your feet and also you can get used to walking in them before you go on any trips.
You need to toughen your feet up by the sounds of it.
You dont mention what alpine/mountain walking experience you have.
I give my heels a healthy dollop of vaseline for light friction rubbing.
If the boot has an edge or a heel cup that is sticking in.....well, try another pair or surgery.
Thank you very much for the helpful advices!! I am new to Alpine climbing/walking, I might try B2 boots next time though.
I owe a lot to the drive thus the pains were ignored till the end. Met a Brit who had the same condition and gave up before Tete Rousse.
The wound on the right foot had a minor infection despite daily application of antiseptic.
Yes I made it to the top on a sunny, light wind day - morning of 1 July. The weather made a world of difference. I didn't have to worry about blowing off the mountain, no frost bite risks etc..
BTW the new Gouter Hut is now opened.
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