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schp426054 wrote a review of on February 27, 2013

3 5

Shortly after I bought these, I spent a day on Rainier doing crevasse rescue training and these mittens got SOAKED. However, I was constantly taking the mitts off and on to manage rope, set anchors, mess with prussiks, etc, etc, and it was pissing rain all day long.

I think these mittens would work very well during a climb where there is mostly sustained trekking with very little contact with snow/ice, constant removal etc.

I found the fleece liner mittens to be a bit excessive as well; I agree with the previous posters comment that thin glove liners function better.

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schp426054 wrote an answer about on February 26, 2013

Yes, you'll be hating life after a mile or two in 70 degree weather. I'd definitely opt for a lightweight approach shoe in that scenario.

IMHO the Mont Blancs are best used in ice/snow. They are way too heavy, inflexible, moonboot-ish to use on any non-winter terrain for any sustained amount of time. That said, they are the only mountaineering boots I've found that fit my wide clown feet. My ankles are relatively narrow and heel lift is a problem despite various lacing configurations. Getting a perfect fit continues to be a work in process, and I'm determined to get it right.

If I had to dump another chunk of change on some boots, I'd go with the Scarpa Charmoz; they seem a like a compromise between a three season boot and the Mont Blanc.

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