Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: vancouver, bc, Canada.
It'll depend on what you want to be doing.
I would agree with ecarter1 that if money is not a problem, go with a quiver. If you're not willing to let your feet suffer, there's no one boot that will do it all (to my knowledge).
Edit: In my opinion, a quiver would look like this:
- Rock shoes (and the quiver you need for bouldering vs sport vs trad vs alpine)
- Approach shoes (eg, guide tennies for moderate hiking, moderate summer alpine).
- Hiking shoes (could be anything moderate, I know several people with sportiva trangos to bridge the gap between hiking and easy mountaineering).
- Technical mountain boots (I use evo nepals by sportiva, scarpa rush if ski moutnaineering. These are both good all rounders)
From there, you can get really extreme sport mixed climbing boots. Anyways, as I mentioned, it's key to figure out what you want to be doing. Trangos (or the scarpa/salewa/etc equivalent) being a great option to start in general mountaineering.
Last edited by trail_blazer3; 08-19-2015 at 12:52 PM.