davey_rocket wrote:lonewolf210 wrote:I took a pair of size 13 Scarpa Inverno's for the days above Camp 1. Those boots alone necessitated having a mule as they took up the vast majority of my pack space. But we also packed and planned on expedition style climbing. If you plan to do it lightweight it could probably be done. When I was preparing for my trip a friend sent me a trip report of a couple who did the mountain UL style and included a painstakingly precise gear list. Let me look around and see if I can find that again.
IS it usual to take a separate pair of boots for higher up? From what I have read it's likely to not even require the use of crampons up there so a plastic boot seems overkill in terms of stability. Is it the cold that mandates it? Also why not attach the boots to the outside of the pack rather than putting them in the pack? I don't have touring boots so did this with ski boots when I did a ski descent of Quandry this year. If worried about snow getting in then use bags over the top. They can then double as use for trash once u start wearing the boots.
Obviously u have more in sight to this than I do just my observation