Hi everyone, quick question concerning mountaineering boots;
I'm planning to go on an 8-day trip to the Alps this summer in august to hike around the mountains and to go up Monte Rosa (4.634 m, 15.203 ft).
For this trip I am buying some new shoes and am hesitant between three models; the 'La Sportiva - Trango S Evo GTX, 'Lowa - Mountain Expert GTX', and 'Scarpa - Mont Blanc GTX'.
As you know it will be cold and snowy up there so my shoes need to keep the heat in and the water out. All of these shoes have gore-tex. Also I will be clipping semi-automatic crampons and I do believe that all of the shoes stated are compatible with that.
From what I have read, the Trango S Evo are lighter and therefore less insulated. I'm not sure of their performance as to their water-resistance. They fit my feet well (I have quit narrow feet), however they have a medium boot cut.
The Mountain Expert GTX and the Mont Blanc GTX are more insulated and therefore heavier, and their boot cut is higher than the first shoe. I'm unsure of their water-resistance either because the reviews I have read can be very different. The Mountain Expert GTX is also narrower and better for my feet.
If you could point me in the right direction with this decision, or at least give me some more pros/cons it would be very helpful! Thanks!