Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
any idea to keep the boots dry?
i have a pair of La Sportiva Glacier Evo boots (bought this April). But since first time i wore it for my mountaineering trip, it's always wet at the end of first day. This is so annoying when i was doing multiday trips, the rest of the days i have to suffer the wet boots.
Every time i waxed boots beforehand. Noticed there are two pockets in front part of the boots which accumulate the snow, i even put some silicon to seal that part along with wax. that doesn't work well.
Some of my friend has the same problem even with brand new La Sportiva GTX (Goretex) boots. The first day they were both wet.
Of course we were doing some strenuous hiking/mountaineering (12 hr per day, 7-8 hrs on snow), but we are both experienced climbers. we put the gaiters on right from the trail head.
Looks like plastic boots (or go for those expensive $500-$600 boots like La Sportiva Nepal) is the only solution for me now.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.