I'm looking for a pair of hiking boots. Mainly for 5/6 day hut trips in the lower alps, sticking to the paths, staying in huts and a max backweight of 7/8kgs.
Upcoming trips are slightly more technical:
1) i'm doing a beginners mountaineering course, that includes snow & ice walking. Need boots that fit crampons. Good weather allowing we should do a summit of the Wildspitze http://www.summitpost.org/wildspitze/150338
2) (summer) Haute route, Chamonix - Zermatt, again crampon fit is going to be necessary
So i think the boots that would best fit my needs are the light & flexible boots that still fit (C1) crampons.
After searching through this forum and other internet sites i think i've found two boots that i would fit my needs:
La Sportiva Trango Trex http://www.lasportiva.com/backpacking.h ... t_products
Scarpa SL http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/ ... /8999.html
The Sportiva's have the weight advantage, but the Scarpa leather might be cooler.
I'm worried both boots might be too hot for the summer hut-trips we usually do, so i'm not fully confident about either. I'd love to hear your opinions.