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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Moondog55, Feb 12, 2019.
Boots of intent. Tidy.
I’d go to Alaska just so I could wear them
Have you found anywhere you can try them on? Great boots.
25% off at backcountry.com
The ones on sale at Backcountry are the old model tho, also taking into account the current exchange rate, postage from America and the Harvey Norman Tax they are close to the same price buying from Bogong in Melbourne
Remind me what century you are going to Alaska, I have lost track.
Well hopefully this century and next decade.
Happy 70th birthday present to myself perhaps but tentatively winter of 2020/ 2021
Or get them delivered to your alaskan hotel?
Personally I will never buy boots without trying them on first, well never again anyway, that would be an excellent way to throw away a thousand dollars.
At the Bogong physical store I can hold the 20 kilo weights in my hands while they measure my foot size and than add in the allowance for swelling at altitude
Same, but double boots are not common.
Just checked and they are the same boots PB is using right now on. Aconcagua (rented), so we will likely head to Melb to try these also (maybe around May so we can do the Ski.com.au meet up)
I would have said double boots were very common, triple boots like these less so, Note that the replacement model is a 4 layer boot very much like the new Canadian Army winter boot
Sorry what I meant was over 6000m boots with removable inner boot. Hey there’s not even any 5000m boots in Perth!
Are you actually going mountaineering in Alaska with long alpine approaches? Or is this a bit tongue in cheek.
These are wicked.
Otherwise massive overkill if you just wants boots to walk around in. Far more comfortable boots around for everyday roaming.
Whats the flex?
Rainier followed by Denali, maybe not a summit attempt on Denali tho, that will be fitness and weather dependent. The G2 is enough boot but means carrying 2 sets of boots, one set for the skis and another for climbing. The old model is quite comfortable for a mountain boot but so far I've not tried on the G2
Also a little wishful thinking.
If my beloved wife doesn't get a decent pay rise soon my airfare and petrol/food/accomodation savings account may be needed to make mortgage payments
But it is interesting that this very modern boot has only its second design change in about 20 years and that with the extensive use of carbon fibre it is now warmer and much lighter. They are probably not as warm as my home made mukluks will be but these mountaineering boots are lighter and you cannot wear crampons or skis with traditional mukluks
So you're not planning on skiing down, just want these for the approach and climb.
I don't believe there is any way as yet to hold down the heel so with my poor Telemark technique just the approach.
Or I just find a way to make insulated overboots to add another 20 degrees of warmth to a T1.
Skiing down Denali has been done but not in my wildest dreams would I contemplate that.
It's mainly because these are a very warm boot and an Alaskan winter can be very, very cold