User Review: The North Face Mountain 25
Price Paid: $350 secondhand
After reading some glowing reviews on this tent, I took the leap and bought a Mountain 25. Very good decision.
I recently spent 4 days camping at 3,800m whilst climbing Mt Blanc. My girlfriend and I got caught up in a thumper storm which would have destroyed our old tent. Not this tent. She shook and groaned for most of the night, but held up perfectly. There were times when gusts were well over 150km/h. One of our neighboring tents was actually blown away (the owners were sleeping in the lodge).
I also bought the ground sheet which seems like a good extra layer to keep moisture out when camping on the snow.
Downsides, like other comments, not the lightest tent and takes some practice setting up. I would not go high altitude without it.