Mountaineering bootsGo to hiking jargon overview
Heavy and very stiff boots built to handle heavy loads and to accept crampons (?) on a glacial trail or during ice climbing. In fact, their construction and insulation make them uncomfortable for easier hiking conditions.
They are usually used for:
- climbing iced waterfalls or snowy peaks (e.g. peaks over 4,000 meters/13,136 ft);
- traversing extreme glacial trails or rocky and snowy paths.