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
- Removable Liner
- Boa Fit System, waterproof zipper
- insualted carbon
- insulated carbon
- Vibram Ascension Expedition Litebase
- double, super-gaiter boot
- Crampon Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- 2lb 3oz
- Recommended Use
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
March 31, 2021
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?
April 1, 2021
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.