older model Lhotse review
Review by: apoorva, 2007-11-18
Decent boot. Used it on and off for a few years, Tetons, Alps, Kashmir...
Not the warmest boot - though I admit I have cold feet. Ice climbing on Mt Blanc du Tacul in November, my feet were freezing... and during the forced bivy later (yes, that's a whole another story), at night, I HAD to take off the boots and put my feet in the rucksack.
On the other hand, they're pretty good, can make 5.7 moves in crampons, torquing, edging, whatever; for ice my toes do hit the front sometimes, but the fit's ok. I've climbed up to 5.11 in just the boots; but on top rope cragging, practicing for mountains! Not actually up somewhere :)
Looking for warmer boots now for the winter.