Ice Climbing Boots
These are special Ice Climbing boots designed for ice and high mountain climbing. Crampons are easily attached to this type of boot for a better grip on ice fields and packed snow and steep or vertical ice climbing. Ice climbing boots also have stiff soles to provide support when ice climbing or very steep icy grades. They are built taller, stiffer, and are insulated to withstand extreme cold. There are several types of material ice climbing boots can be made from. Leather, plastic, or synthetic material has given excellent performance. The height and stiffness is attained by use use of a full steel shank. Additionally, carbon fiber has been used by some manufacturers to get the additional stiffness in the sold. While they are fairly stiff, they are not completely rigid like ski boots. A certain amount of flexibility is needed for hiking and snowshoeing.
Using with crampons
These boots are designed to be used with ice climbing crampons. Manufacturers add a feature called welts to assist compatibility in wearing crampons. Welts are built into both the toe and heel of the boot like a small platform. This gives the crampon a firm fixture to attach to. These boots are designed to be used in extreme cold and must be insulated sufficiently to protect the climber from frostbite. To achieve this, ice climbing boots have a synthetic insulation integrated into the boot.
There are two types of ice climbing boot insulation.
- Single insulated. Light weight and insulated as a single unit. The insulation is permanently attached to the boot. Since the insulation cannot be removed from single boots, they are not ideally suited for multi-day cold weather excursions.
- Double insulated. This is made with a non-insulated shell and removable insulated liner. Usually there is a removable outer shell and removable liner. The double insulation is for protection during long term exposure.
The versatility of ice climbing boots also makes them useful for other high altitude Ice Climbing and climbing. They are also used by people who routinely work in cold weather. Ski lift operators, mountain rescue teams, cold weather equipment operators and many more use this type of boot in their profession.
Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots for Sale
La Sportiva Glacier WLF Boot
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Glacier WLF Boot Heat resistant sole with a rubber compound that is resistant to 300° c and a glue resistant to 70° c Extremely durable Idro-Perwanger Leather upper is water repellent Dry-Best lining transports moisture away from the skin via an underlayer of 100% Hydrofil nylon which keeps your feet cool, dry and comfortable Mtnflex insole technology is a tapered Hytrel...
Magic GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
The Mammut Magic GTX boot is a new, light mountaineering boot, compatible with semi-automatic crampons. This boot is equipped with Base Fit, Mammut's flagship patented footwear technology, and selected high-tech materials including Dropstop textile, Giardini, velours leather, rubber reinforcements and a GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear membrane. The asymmetric 3-zone lacing and good fit ensure...
Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Boot Gore-Tex Vibram MFF multi-fit footbed 3S system combi 3F system EVO
Apex Ski Boots Women's ML-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The intermediate-level women's Apex ML-1 All Mountain ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots lock into the rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Apex Ski Boots Men's MC-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The Apex MC-1 All Mountain men's ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots that lock into a rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc Goretex Mountaineering Boot
Scarpa offers a bevy of mountain-friendly features that allows for natural motion with perfect support.
Expedition 6000 EVO RD Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Lowa's Expedition 6000 EVO RD is designed for high altitudes, and built with double construction including insulation for warmth and reflective technologies to retain heat.
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Boot - Men's
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle allows lateral flexibility while still allowing longitudinal lockout for excellent support Removable, adjustable, variable fit tongue provides the perfect dialed-in fit EZ Roller boot lacing system incorporates steel roller ball eyelets and locking D-rings for effortless and precise tensioning of boot laces Gore-Tex...
Salewa Men's Vertical Pro Wide Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Vertical Pro GTX Boot The Salewa Men's MS Vertical Pro GTX Boot works perfectly on ice falls These boots combine light weight and insulation, making them the ultimate choice for your Alpine adventures. The Salewa 3F System provides optimal flexibility at the ankle, maximum lateral support, and perfect fit. Salewa's Multiple Lasts ensures that any type...
Salewa Men's Pro Guide Insulated Fit Hiking Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Pro Guide GTX Boot This boot features a classic upper design, with an indestructible 3mm Perwanger leather and a Gore-tex insulated performance lining. The Pro Guide GTX Boot has the only adjustable sole system and the anatomical last with climbing toe profile. Sole segmentation on this boot is awesome for mountaineering glaciers. 3D System EVO divides the shoe...
Scarpa Wrangell GTX Mountaineering Boot
The Scarpa Wrangell GTX is a heavy-duty mountaineering boot that excels under big loads and on rugged terrain
Scarpa Fuego Mountaineering Boot
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, a muti-generational, family-owned business whose headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in the same region of northern Italy where it was founded in 1938. SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail-running and other outdoor pursuits. Aside from being the Italian word for "shoe,"...
Merrell Men's Annex Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Shoe
With rugged style and water-resistant, gore-tex-lined upper, this mid hiker, supports your in- and out-of-town adventures.
Arc'teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering Boot - Men's
A pinnacle of design for mountaineering, ice and mixed climbing, the Acrux AR is the lightest, most durable, and lowest profile insulated double boot available. AR: All-Round. Includes 1 pair of GORE-TEX HIGH-LINERS.