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  1. review Denali - Ski Boot Help

    Thanks guys.....it's a tough call. I've never had swelling issues on Rainier or the Colorado 14,000 peaks. I made it to 17,500' in Mexico and didn't have problem either. Starting to think I should just stick with my normal size
  2. review Denali - Ski Boot Help

    Thanks DoStuff, I'll be wearing the ski boots all the way to the summit. Not planning to bring any other mountaineering boots.
  3. review Denali - Ski Boot Help

    Hello, I plan to climb Denali this June, we are bringing skis to 14camp, still undecided if we'll bring them higer and ski the Orient. I've been seeing recommendations of buying a full shell size larger in the ski boots to allow for feet to swell at altitude. Would anyone recommend this? Seems like a waste as they won't fit here in Colorado and I will not be able to use them after this trip. Same problem with the overboots. With a full shell size larger, do people get the Intuition liners a full size larger too? I am normally a size 26 in ski boots. Any specific recommendations on ski boots? La Sportiva has a sale right now so I'm looking at the Spectre thanks!
  4. Mexico or Ecuador climbing

    For Mexico, I'd recommend hiring a driver through your logistics company to pickup/dropoff at the airport. Servimont offers this. We took public buses from the airport to Tlachichuca and back and while the buses themselves were very nice, navigating the bus station and doing the bus transfer was tedious. It took us about 8-9 hours both ways. Mostly due to traffic jams on the highway. But it was also a lot of waiting time, it was an hour+ waiting for the bus at the airport, then an hour waiting to transfer buses in Puebla. I'd definitely recommend getting the first class bus from MEX to Puebla though, it was really nice and not that expensive at all. The bus leaving Tlachichuca was packed with students so we had to stand in the aisle for more than an hour. Getting a taxi from the bus station in Mexico City to our hotel took over an hour.