Adirondacks, Catskills, Gunks
i would recommend going to a warmer boot for peaks that high. There are a bunch of companies making a '6000 meter boot such as the scarpa phantom 6000. These boots will be much warmer at those altitudes.
The nepal could be OK if the temps are warm.
short answer: NO
The spantik is in a whole other class of warmth compared to the batura . The other major advantage to the spantik on an expedition is that it is a double boot. This will allow you to remove the liners and dry them out each night, keeping your feet warmer each day.
The other possibilty for you is the Scarpa Phantom 6000. It is a double boot and is quite warm (although not quite as warm as a spantik). The 6000 is also nearly as light as the batura. I have the 6000s with a custom liner in them and they are super warm, comfortable, and climb incredibly well.
The nepal and the batura are going to perform very similarly. They both have still soles meant for steep terrain and snow.
As you noticed the pros and cons are weight vs durability. The nepal is a pretty full proof boot that will last a long time.
it will fit. but you will need different brackets for the rear mount, should be cheap
These little jackets are pretty nice to layer with your DAS if its really cold or as a stand alone jacket on warmer or sunnier days where the DAS is too much. If its in the 30s or warmer this may be all you would need to belay as long as its not too shady or windy. I have a similar jacket and find myself using it all the time.
It means that you dont have to double back the webbing on the harness for it to be safe. This makes it faster, easier, and safer to adjust while climbing.
The spray on stuff works a little better than the wash in typically because you will get a higher concentration of stuff.
as to how well it will work on your jacket I don't know... if you jacket is Gore-tex or the like it should work fine. If it is just nylon you may want to try another water proofing spray. I have not had great luck with this on straight nylon.
A strap crampon like this should go on any boot. you will probably need to get extended center bars if you have big feet though.
I would suggest going somewhere that stocks the boots or ordering several different sizes. Then you can try on the boot and pick the one that feels best and return the rest. My roommate just did several large peaks in Boliva in the Baruntse and really liked them.
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It is attached to the boot. The outside layer is really just a shell to cover the boot up and add some insulation. The shell is quite snug to the boot..
A softshell will likely be too warm for those temperatures. I would typically only wear a windshirt at most in moderate temperatures like that.
you might be better off getting a Beal Rando rope. it is skinnier and only 30m long. that way you dont have to carry a ton of rope that you probably wont need. you will also save a big chunk of change
Talk to MSR they may replace it for you on warranty or should at least be able to help you get a new one.
These are all very aggressive tools for ski touring...But, I like the BD and Petzl because they have replaceable picks. The petzl has a cool little sliding rest that you can move on the shaft to use it on technical terrain easier, and a slightly less aggressive pick than the BD, that would be my choice.
The neve is an aluminum crampon mostly for glacier travel. It is very light but not as durable. This would be fine if you are not going to hit hard ice or rocks. If you want something more durable go with the BD contact strap crampon.
You would likely want to send them back to sportiva to have them resoled.
If your boots are that worn out though it is probably worth replacing the whole boot.
This harness would do fine in the ice and snow. Its fully adjustable as well so it should go over your clothes pretty easy.
I've been using this rope for about 2 seasons on rock and one in the winter. It has held up pretty well. I like the size for all around climbing, it is skinny enough that its not too heavy, feeds through belay devices well, and doesn't feel like a ball and chain holding you down on lead.
The dry treatment was pretty well shot by the end of the first full season. The ropes durability is OK but not great, I have not been impressed with the durability of petzl ropes in general. I will end up retiring this rope with about 100 days of leading on it and a couple of falls.
I think there are better ropes for the money.
I have used these so far for approaches in the adirondacks, joshua tree, the tetons, and LCC in Utah.
They climb quite well, I climbed all of lower and upper Exum on the grand in these and felt quite confident in them. The fit can really be pulled in tight to feel more like a climbing shoe or kept loose enough to be fairly comfy to climb in. The rubber is quite sticky, and thus wears somewhat quickly. The platform is stiff enough to give support but still give some feel.
Like most people have said they are good for up to about 5 miles with a decent sized pack on. Much more than that they start to make your feet really hurt. Without a pack you could go further. The other issue I have is the toe box is VERY narrow, like a climbing shoe. I have very narrow feet and these still rub the skin off my little toe. I tape my toe if I know I'm going to be in the for a while. These shoes run very warm. I find myself taking them off every few hours just to let my feet cool off a bit.