Had my first really scary experience the other day in Wyoming. No, I wasn't hunting with good'ole Dick. I was ice climbing in -10F temps. I was wearing my trusty La Sportiva Napal Extremes and we hiked for 11/2 hours. We got to the base of the climb and I belayed first. My toes hurt but by the time I got to the top of the first pitch I couldn't feel a toe. After about an hour of warming my toes on my climbing partners stomach and discussing the social/political ramifications of "Broken Back Mountain" on the Jackson Hole area I decided that I want to go back to Plastic or other double boot option. I like my toes.
Lots of new stuff out there. Looking for warmth and lite. How are the Alpha's or these new leather/synth doubles?
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