Review by: jaybird2, 2005-02-17
For ski mountaineering in the lower 48, these are impossible to beat. I don't know if I agree for their use in expedition scenarios. The words "distant" and "high altitude" (used in the product description) seem synonmous with reliability under drastic conditions to me. A light alloy is anything but that. These crampons are very suseptible to point breakage. I would recommend them above all others for steep/firm snow and maybe easy alpine ice. But if you come down hard on some rock you will be snapping off points sooner or later. If the product description left it a "light" and "ski mountaineering", they would be 5 all the way.