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Boots for Orizaba

Postby j4ever » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:11 am

Can someone make some good boot recommendations for Orizaba? Will probably go within the first half of November. Thank you.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby splattski » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:55 pm

Something warm.
We climbed Orizaba over Thanksgiving. Clear, calm skies. And near the summit we were in down parkas, big mitts, etc. It was COLD. (maybe 15-20°?)
I was in LS Glaciers with lots of sock + gaitors. Daughter was in plastics. With my current boot collection, I'd choose LS Nepal Evos.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby cab » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:01 pm

I second the LS Nepal Evo recommendation. I used those in February of this year and they were perfect.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby kcurchin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Was on Orizaba in Feb a few years ago...would think any good plastic mountain boot would do the trick.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby bird » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 pm

I was in Koflach Degre's and just fine. They are probably overkill. Would go with Nepals or other good insulated leather boot.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby Grampahawk » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:15 pm

I'll weigh in on the LS Nepal evos. They'll serve you well on other glaciers for years to come.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby JB99 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:32 am

Another vote for the Nepal Evos. If you haven't already, you might check out my article on climbing Orizaba for a few more tips, too: http://www.summitpost.org/a-colorado-cl ... ico/684957.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby j4ever » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:48 pm

thanks everyone,i am going to check out the Nepal Evos,i have used the Trangos a couple of times and they have been great,thanks for the link JB99.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:02 pm

Have you ever tried frenching 35 degree snow in plastics?
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby JHH60 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:12 pm

Ben B. wrote:Have you ever tried frenching 35 degree snow in plastics?


Works fine in Scarpa Omegas but they are unusually flexible for plastics (and Nepals are more flexible/comfortable).
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby j4ever » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:50 am

Would the Nepal Evos be a good boot for Aconcagua as well?
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby divnamite » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:12 pm

j4ever wrote:Would the Nepal Evos be a good boot for Aconcagua as well?

My personal experience is that they are not warm enough. Summit and high camp days were cold, I was glad I had my Scarpa Inverno with me.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby SenadR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:01 pm

Made it to top of Orizaba with these, but i wish i brought my Scarpa Inverno.
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby j4ever » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:15 pm

i will make 1 or 2 hike to help me acclimitize, would the Nepal Evos be ok to do this in?
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Re: Boots for Orizaba

Postby cab » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:11 pm

j4ever wrote:i will make 1 or 2 hike to help me acclimitize, would the Nepal Evos be ok to do this in?


Depends where are you hiking to acclimitize. If you are climbing Izta, then the Nepal Evos will be fine, but if you are doing something lower like La Malinche (14,500), then regular hiking boots will suffice. Unless you are doing significant hiking on snow, the Nepal Evos are probably going to be overkill.
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