Here's what other sites are saying:
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Olympus Boot (Fall 2006) The Olympus by Montrail is a backpacking boot with an alter ego that likes to go climbing. The 3 mm Swiss Galluser leather upper is waterproof, durable, and supportive while the hidden stitching prevents premature wear. Weight 2 lb 2 oz/0.96 kg Support Ultra-supportive upper Stretch gusset in upper for forefoot flexibility 3 mm leather wraps ankle securely Fit Sturdy leather breaks in to various foot shapes Roomy toe box Snug and cushioned heel cup Low cut at Achilles for downhill comfort Design Hidden stitching for durability Generous rands for longevity Crampon-compatible sole Three-layer carbon fiber lasting board Swiss Galluser leather Animal Extended backpacking trips Summer mountaineering Demanding trekking Peak bagging Early season fourteeners Summertime ice couloirs
Those who never venture beyond the urban gravel path might associate the name Olympus with Greek mythology, but serious climbers and backpackers will instantly pair Montrail's backcountry boot with the cobalt-tinged glaciers surrounding the highest peak in Olympic National Park. Montrail's Olympus boot has the rugged refinements and exceptional support to take you to the summit and back without compromises or shortcuts. This is the sort of boot made for epic summer alpine adventures on rock, ice and scree dust pulverized beneath the glacial weight of several thousand winters. It's made with a classic and durable Swiss Galluser 3-mm. leather upper with a stretch gusset that breaks in around various foot shapes far more comfortably than the classic mountaineering boots that cut and saw your feet to fit the designer's intended dimensions. Like other quality Montrail boots, the Olympus has a large toe box for plenty of room up front and a snug and cushioned heel cup in back to keep your foot locked securely in place on tricky routes. A distinctly low cut along the Achilles area helps enhance the comfort while endlessly plodding downhill from the mountain summit. The Olympus has a crampon-compatible sole that adapts to a range of climbing designs and hidden exterior stitching to enhance the overall boot durability. To lighten the weight without compromising support, Montrail used a triple-ply carbon fiber lasting board in the midsole. Whether you're headed into the sunny Alaskan summer backcountry at midnight or just bagging a few peaks down the road from your cabin, Montrail's Olympus is a big step up from ordinary hiking and climbing boots.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Montrail Olympus is an ideal boot for extended backpacking with heavy loads and summertime mountaineering. The reinforced 3 mm leather provides rugged durability, protection, and extra ankle support. The I.C.E. platform and stretch-gusset upper allow easy forefoot flexibility. The Olympus maintains the sturdy reinforced leather exterior for solid ankle support and foot protection of Montrail's popular Moraine boot, but infuses the design with the versatile I.C.E. technology. The result is a backpacking boot with better flex for easy trail cruising, a more contoured and conforming upper fit, and the ability to climb WI4.
The Olympus backpacking boot is constructed of classic full-grain leather, lightened and upgraded with the benefits of new technology. The Montrail I.C.E. system transforms the boot from a comfortable long-distance backpacking boot into a high-performing mountaineering or ice-climbing system. 3mm Swiss Galuster leather upper with laminated PU membrane for added water resistance; gusseted tongue with stretch panel. Modified nylon midsole for lightweight cushioning; carbon fiber shank for strong, light, flexible support. High-traction Vibram outsole with I.C.E. (integrated climbing equipment) system couples with I.C.E. 9 or Khombu crampons and gaiters. Rubber toe rand protects toe from abrasions and rocks. Hidden stitching for durability. A very stable and versatile supportive boot; pair with I.C.E. crampons and gaiters for tighter-fitting system and reduced weight.