Mountaineering Boots

The best mountaineering boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 13, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Mountaineering Boot Reviews

Kayland Apex Plus GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Technical insulated boot with integrated gaiter, developed for winter mountaineering and suitable for use on ice and mixed terrains. Only removable insoles, no inner boots. According to my research, the Kayland Apex Plus GTX boots proved to be a worthy companion when tackling the snowy mountains. It was appreciated for its grippy sole, compatibility with crampons, and efficient waterproofing. The Kayland Apex Plus GTX boots meet the expectations of mountaineers.                              … Full review

Mammut Magic Guide High GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Near perfect balance between comfort and fit, durability, features and innovation, grip, insulation, support, sure-footedness and weight Handsome looking boots. Recently purchased these B3 mountain boots for planned late Autumn/Fall expeditions to Alaska, North West Canada, and Chamonix. So haven't yet tried them out in the frigid conditions they were bought for. But they have seen some use when engaged in less technical (grades I-II) climbing and scrambling in Northern England and Scotland. I was… Full review

Galibier Super Rando

rated 5 of 5 stars Old school perfection! This is the "1970's" heavy duty backpacking boot. It has all the same quality and features you would have found on a pair purchased back then plus the best sole (Khumbu) ever made for hiking on granite and wet roots. I purchased a 46 for my 11" long feet which are low volume and fairly narrow. I wear a US 11.5 D in most boots except White's which I am a 10.5. The toe box tapers in, so with no insole and my foot slid forward, there was a good 3/4" or about a finger and wiggle… Full review

La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars They are absolutely bomber mountaineering boots and I recommend them to any serious mountaineer BUUUUT holy hell do these suckers hurt—so much that on my last climb I joked that hacking off my feet with my ice ax and descending on bloody stumps would be less painful. Wearing them feels like miniature shark attacks (one for each foot). They are ultra stiff, full-shank boots so I wasn't expecting them to ever be comfortable, but after using them nearly year-round for three years I thought they'd… Full review

Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot. If you can get them they are worth it. I have used these boots in all conditions for the last 20 years and find them to be a very rugged boot. I am trying to find another pair as I have worn mine out. If anyone has a pair they are willing to part with in a size 11 or 12 let me know. Full review

Scarpa Men's Charmoz

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Modern, attractive, affordable, and durable. However they are so stiff and high I never felt sure-footed wearing them in dangerous steep country. I bought a pair of these to replace my Meindl Makalu Pros, which were great boots that I managed to wear out pretty quickly. Straight off the bat I was impressed with the light weight of the Scarpas. Experienced hikers will know that the lighter the boots you have, the more energy you will have at the end of the day. I'm always worried about blisters,… Full review

Scarpa Alpha

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, stiff, and light for a double boot. Sadly no longer made, but these boots are exceptional and can be bought at bargain prices these days. I've led up to WI4 with no trouble and I'm sure a more experienced ice climber could climb much harder than that with these. Also took these to the Tien Shan twice and had no complaints about warmth, comfort, or climbing ability. Only went to 5100m but I reckon these would do 6000m and beyond pretty comfortably. Kept up with my friend's swanky lightweight… Full review

La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars The first season was great, although lifting heel. The second one fully wet. Are these boots meant to last one season only? Full review

Koflach Arctis Expe

rated 5 of 5 stars Классные ботинки для покорения вершин зимой. Рекомендую. [Google Translate: Cool shoes to conquer the peaks in the winter. I recommend.] Очень теплые. Удобные во время ходьбы. Не пропускает воду и удобны для одевания и зашнуровувания. Реально класные ботинки. Кошки держатся плотно. На высоте выше 6000 метров показывают… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Garmont Tower GTX
$240 - $329
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$380 - $479
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (61)
La Sportiva Makalu
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Scarpa Inverno
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
La Sportiva Karakorum
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Asolo AFS 8000
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Salewa Raven Combi GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Phantom 6000
$637 - $849
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salewa Rapace GTX
$149 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Baruntse
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX
$230 - $255
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX
$230 - $390
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX
$375 - $500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Magic Guide High GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX
$200 - $255
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Wrangell GTX
$341 - $379
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Raven 2 GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Lowa Weisshorn GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Charmoz
$295 - $300
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX
$460 - $575
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Phantom 8000
$200 - $1,100
Salewa Crow GTX
$200 - $279
Scarpa Phantom Guide
Lowa Ice Comp IP GTX
Scarpa Fuego
Kayland Apex Rock GTX
Scarpa Rebel Ice
Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo RD
$676 - $1,100
La Sportiva Trango Alp EVO GTX
Asolo 6B+ GV Boot
Scarpa Phantom Tech
Arc'teryx Acrux AR GTX
Zamberlan 6000 Denali RR
La Sportiva Spantik
Lowa Alpine Pro GTX
Lowa Mountain Expert GTX Evo
The North Face Verto S6K Extreme
$422 - $650
Kayland Apex GTX
Garmont Pinnacle GTX Mountaineering Boot / Backpacking Boot
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Boot
Mammut Magic High GTX
Kayland Apex Evo GTX
Asolo Manaslu GV
La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX
The North Face Verto S4k GTX
$315 - $420
Scarpa Grand Dru GTX
La Sportiva G5
Lowa Ice Rocket GTX
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