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Mammut Nordwand 6000 High Mountaineering Boot - Men's

$725.00
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Nordwand 6000 High Mountaineering Boot

Weighing a little over two pounds, Mammut's Nordwand 6000 High Mountaineering Boot is remarkably light for a 2-in-1 gaiter built for 6000-meter expeditions. Mammut made it lighter with Vibram Litebase technology and carbon in the midsole for proper stiffness without weight. Vibram's Litebase technology reduces the rubber's thickness to decrease weight, and replaces the rubber with carbon to maintain a solid performance on the mountain. The light, robust, and surprisingly stable Carbitex gaiter includes a waterproof zipper for fast-and-easy coverage, and the removable liner is insulated to keep warm when you're relaxing at base camp. Boa fit dials it all together quickly when it's summit day.

  • Remarkably light mountaineering boot built for 600-meter expeditions
  • Carbitex gaiter gives light and robust protection from the elements
  • Removable liner insulated to keep warm at base camp and dry quickly
  • Insulated Carbon Innersole ensures solid stiffness without weight
  • Boa Fit System with waterproof zipper for a speedy, secure fit
  • Vibram Litebase drastically reduces weight without losing traction
  • Compatible with automatic crampons
  • Item #MAMU58Y

Upper Material
Carbitex textile, PU
Insulation
Aluminia
Removable Liner
yes
Closure
Boa Fit System, waterproof zipper
Last
board
Footbed
insualted carbon
Midsole
insulated carbon
Sole
Vibram Ascension Expedition Litebase
Style
double, super-gaiter boot
Crampon Compatibility
automatic
Claimed Weight
2lb 3oz
Recommended Use
mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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Looking at these boots for an ascent on Mt. Whitney in a few weeks. Is this too much boot? Would this be a good choice over the La Sportiva Cube?

That would depend entirely on the route you are taking up Mt. Whitney. For the main hiking route up the mountain it's not at all uncommon for people to wear trail running shoes the entire way. More technical options like the Mountaineer's Route would call for more of a mountaineering boot. These boots are rated as a 6000 meter (19,600') boot, and Whitney is approx. 14k', so I would say something like the Cube would be a better choice.