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I would be vey interested to hear from any one who has done any extended Arctic/Antarctic trekking as to what footwear/ski/binding system they regularly employ for their journey.
For example the system I am going to employ on my South Pole expedition will be composed of the following:
1. Baffin 'Doug Stoup' expedition boot
2. Profeet custom Insoles: http://www.profeet.co.uk/f_index.asp
3. RBH Designs VaprThrm calf/ankle Insulator Sock used as an inner sock with an RBH Designs Liner Sock worn as an outer sock
I know there are a number of people who employ a dual boot system, a light plastic boot for skiing and a winter boot for walking, but the thought of having to bring my feet out in -20°C , and below, weather to change out from a ski boot to a winter boot (Steger Mukluks for example), or visa versa, just doesn't sit well with me at all, hence the reason I have settled on a one boot system for both skiing and walking.
When Skiing I will be using the Icetrek Expeditions Flexi Ski Binding (http://www.icetrek.com/index.php?id=161) with a pair of Åsnes Amundsen skis.
I would greatly appreciate any flaws in my thinking to be exposed and hung out to dry rather now than later. 1100+ km is a long way to travel with anything less than the best footwear on.
Many thanks in advance.