koflach viva... enough boot

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I'm going to be doing a week of climbing 5000m peaks including one 6000m peak in Bolivia. It sounds like conditions get down to around 0F or so.

I have a pair of Koflach Viva plastic boots that I use with a pair of ski mountaineering liners that have been plenty warm for climbs up Shasta and such.

Will this be enough for the Bolivian climbs? What will I be missing out on by not going with a true plastic 'expedition' boot? Am I crazy?



-- jeff milum (jmilum@yahoo.com), April 26, 2003


i read what you wrote and it sounds like it will be fine should be good

-- jesse biloff (iceclimb22@yahoo.com), April 30, 2003.

I have climbed with a similar pair of boots over 6000m in Equador, Argentina, and to 22,000 ft on Everest. I have never had any problems although on really cold days my feet have gotten cold, but neve numb. Good luck, Bob

-- Robert Cooper (rocooper@email.sjsu.edu), June 24, 2003.

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