User Review: Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $399
Was warm for a June summit of Mt. Rainier. Felt light on my feet and never had an issue with blisters or wetness.
- Water resistant
After considering plastic vs. leather and insulated vs. non-insulated I centered in on these boots for my June 2012 trip to Mt. Rainier. I used a Camp front bail type crampon and never had it fail me.
The boot was light enough for the all day trek to Camp Muir and warm enough that night when we left for the summit. Coming down it was hot and the snow was soft enough that you plunged two feet down with each step. I never had water come in the boot. The ankle cuff was just snug enough to keep out loose snow that got behind the gaiter. The Perwanger leather did get a little wet but never came into the boot, thank you GTX.
Overall, great three-season mountaineering boot. Very comfortable with an added running shoe liner that I used in the footbed. No hesitation for summer trips. Would think about seals socks to keep inside just a little dryer from the feet sweat. Aired them out midday on way to camp Muir.
I am normally a 12.5-13 or 46.5 and I got the 47. It fit perfectly.