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kmehrtens

Mountaineering Boots

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but it does relate to Rainier.

I am planning a trip to climb Rainier next July-August with a guide and looking for a recommendation for plastic mountaineering boots. I am looking at the Asolo AFS 8000 (now on sale @ REI), Asolo AFS Evoluzione and the Scarpa Inverno. I would like to say that money is not a factoring issue. If I am going to go, I want to be warm & comfortable during the trip. I have done enough backpacking to know not to go cheap when it comes to your feet.

 

Any suggestions / opinions?

Thanks

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The Invernos are heavy, but you could save some weight by springing for Intuition Liners. Plastic boots are nice and warm.

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Plastics suck to hike in once the trails melt out. You can carry them in on your pack while wearing trail shoes/boots...

 

I just climbed Rainier in Scarpa Charmoz boots, and they were great. You need to treat them to make them more water resistant, but they're great for July/August.

 

 

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How often are you going to use them after the trip? If rarely I would just say rent some boots from one of the guide services.

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I took my plastics and changed to Intuition liners and reduced the boots by one pound each. work to find the insole that is most comfortable for your feet.

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