The best light mountaineering boots
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mike S. from Seattle on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Scarpa's Charmoz should be the go-to boot for U.S. mountaineers. They are the ideal boots for the Northwest volcanoes, plenty warm enough to climb serious glaciers, yet flexible enough to make long approach hikes on regular trails. I have climbed most of the Cascade volcanoes in Charmozes, including Rainier multiple times. I have summited Cotopaxi, over 19,000 feet, in them. I am on my fourth pair, having just received them from Sierra Trading Post for less than $200, a ridiculously low price compared with REI.