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mcrtchly
2011-04-15 09:02:01
These boots are made for walking
I beg to differ upon Cra's advice about boots for winter mountaineering in Ireland. Mountain Rescue Ireland have seen an increased number of incidents over the last couple of winters some of which are probably caused by ill equipped walkers. MRI advice from their website (http://www.mountainrescue.ie/MountainAdvice) is that "winter conditions require specialised gear". In fact good stiff boots are essential in icy and snowy conditions but other safety gear such as crampons, an ice axe, shelter and maybe a helmet are also vital especially in high mountains or on steep terrain. Of course there is a weight penalty for the extra gear, but in winter, less gear equals more risk.
Concerning boots, I agree that the Scarpa Manta has been around a while (but have been revised a number of times over the years). But how can they be called 'passé' when they have consistently won 'best in test' in reviews including the following review in Trail Magazine (http://www1.livefortheoutdoors.com/Gear-Reviews/Search-Results/Footwear/Scarpa-Manta-2010/). ?
It would be foolhardy to yourself and Mountain Rescue if you went into the hills in winter unprepared. Even a slight mishap like a sprain or a fall in winter without protection, shelter and spare clothes could result in rapid death.
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