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agust


Jan 6, 2011, 4:36 PM
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Scarpa Freney in Canadian Rockies
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Hello

Im heading to Canada in a week to do some skiing and ice climbing. I was wondering if Scarpa Freney xt is to cold for ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies in January/February. Just want to know if I should bring the plastic boots or the Freneys. I dont suffer from cold feet normally. Its just that Im not used to climb ice at - 20C.

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markcarlson


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I am not familiar with that model, but here is a post on the local (Canadian Rockies) ice climbing forum related to them: http://www.gravsports-ice.com/...flat&Number=8104

Also, if it gets really cold, you can rent plastic double boots in Calgary at MEC (cheap, but requires a $5 membership) or at Gear Up in Canmore (more expensive.)

Last time I checked, MEC has the Scarpa Inverno and Gear Up has the Asolo Evoluzione.


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I think they are comparable to the average single leather boot in most respects, EXCEPT I noticed a lot more heat loss through the bottoms of my feet (especially with crampons on). So I added thin, flat foam insoles (Dr. Scholls or similar) underneath the stock footbeds. The difference this made was very impressive. Do this if there's room in the boot, and IMO if you keep moving, you'll have no problems at -20 C.

Standard added advice - insulated gaiters or supergaiters add a good 5 degrees to any boot, just by preventing heat loss in the lower leg.


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