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Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey

Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX Boots

They're no lightweights, but the Vultur Vertical GTX are superb solid B3 boots, which combine warmth, comfort and technical performance, says Dan Bailey.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey

Hanwag Ferrata II GTX

If you want a versatile B2 boot for scrambling and high mountain via ferrata as well as summer Alpine routes and Scottish winter mountaineering, then the Ferrata II is a top contender, says Dan Bailey.

Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Veloce GTX by Dolomite

The Veloce GTX from Dolomite is aimed at mid-altitude summer mountaineering, via ferrata and approaches over hard terrain. It has an interesting upper construction, a stiff sole, a low-cut profile, and it's incredibly light. After 12 months of use, Alan James gives his...

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

Edgeing performance is excellent (on the Cioch Nose, perhaps the world's best VDiff/Severe)  © Nikki Sommers
Edgeing performance is excellent (on the Cioch Nose, perhaps the world's best VDiff/Severe)  © Nikki Sommers

Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots

From the high gaiter and light weight to the durable sole and surprisingly low price tag, Tom Ripley finds a lot to like in these B3...

Cross an approach shoe with a winter mountain boot and you're getting close...  © Dan Bailey
Cross an approach shoe with a winter mountain boot and you're getting close...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Ribelle Mountain Tech OD Boot

Combining a shoe-like feel with B2 mountain boot performance, the Ribelle Tech represents a step change in technical...

With its stiff sole the Freney XT is an excellent scrambling boot, and good for winter mountaineering too  © Tom Ripley
With its stiff sole the Freney XT is an excellent scrambling boot, and good for winter mountaineering too  © Tom Ripley

Asolo Freney XT GV Boot

Light and versatile, Asolo's Freney XT is a B2 boot with the weight and comfort of a B1, says Tom Ripley


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is built around the latest Essential AC sole platform which is lightweight, and cushioned but also extremely burly and dura...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new waterproof gaiter design uses PU Tek technology to create a lightweight but extremely durable outer with a high degree of dexterity and...

Dolomite Veloce GTX Shoe

Flagship of our mountain expert range, the Veloce GTX is a multi-talented mountaineering boot, perfected for average altitude excursions, as well for approaching climbing walls. This mountain shoe masterly blend the experience of the world's best footwear...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK...

Save £200 on Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX Boots

Perfect for alpine expeditions, save a chunky 48% on Mont Blanc Pro GTX mountaineering boots

DOLOMITE Torq Lite GTX Shoe

Made for mountain experts, the Torq Gtx Lite is a lighter and flexibile mountain boot, ideal for fast and challenging mixed...

Hanwag launches the new Ferrata II GTX

This spring Hanwag introduces its new Ferrata II GTX, a technical, new rock boot that combines unmatched levels of...


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