mts4602 wrote:pvnisher wrote:Alternately, you can get the hybrid style (with a lever in the back and strap in the front). They are faster to put on and off, which can be handy.
And they can also fit on lighter weight mountaineering boots with just a heel welt (plastic chunk in the back), but not a toe welt. I use my 3-season boots (with heel welt) more than any other boot. For lower climbs in the Alps and even mid-summer on Rainier they were fine.
You mentioned getting a 3 season mountaineering boot, can you recommend one? I looked at the Nepals and it seems like they have a toe and heal welt, but maybe I just dont know what I'm looking at.
I agree with pvnisher. I got more rigid boots first, could not get used to them and switched to La Sportiva Trango (actually pretty shocked to find out they are 3-season boots ). I used them for winter mountaineering in Colorado, spring snow climbs and 2 climbs on Rainier this summer - they work just fine. They do get a bit cold for standing around on very cold days, but I think many sturdier boots are not immune to that problem. I use Grivel G12 semi-automatic (new-matic) crampons with them which seems to work great so far.