1. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

News I may have found my boots for Alaska

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Moondog55, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Undies

    Undies Self-absorbed prat Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    18,709
    Likes Received:
    9,952
    Boots of intent. Tidy.
     
  2. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    30,924
    Likes Received:
    10,729
    classy
    I’d go to Alaska just so I could wear them
     
  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    24,855
    Likes Received:
    13,280
    Have you found anywhere you can try them on? Great boots.
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    46,136
    Likes Received:
    16,754
  5. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    gareth_oau and LMB like this.
  6. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    19,437
    Likes Received:
    8,564
    Remind me what century you are going to Alaska, I have lost track.;)
     
  7. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    Well hopefully this century and next decade.
    Happy 70th birthday present to myself perhaps but tentatively winter of 2020/ 2021
     
    piolet and skifree like this.
  8. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    46,136
    Likes Received:
    16,754
  9. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    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
     
    teckel and LMB like this.
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    24,855
    Likes Received:
    13,280
    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)
     
  11. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    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
     
    LMB likes this.
  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    24,855
    Likes Received:
    13,280
    Sorry what I meant was over 6000m boots with removable inner boot. Hey there’s not even any 5000m boots in Perth!
     
  13. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    2,963
    Likes Received:
    2,612
    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.
     
  14. piolet

    piolet Found anything yet? Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    27,238
    Likes Received:
    22,661
    Whats the flex?
    LOL
     
  15. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    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
     
    LMB and piolet like this.
  16. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    Stiff
     
    LMB likes this.
  17. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    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
     
    LMB likes this.
  18. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    2,963
    Likes Received:
    2,612
    So you're not planning on skiing down, just want these for the approach and climb.
     
  19. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    608
    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
     
    DPS Driver likes this.