Can The Lightest Mountaineering Boots Ever Handle Mt Rainier?

At less than 500g, these new Salomon S-LAB X ALP CARBON GTXs are the lightest mountaineering boots ever. That means they’re uninsulated, lack ankle support and aren’t compatible with traditional crampons. Can you still climb a mountain in them? We summited Rainier to find out.

The Beauty And Hard Work Of Making Handmade Boots

Video: Listening to George Ziermann talk about his life and how he got to making boots while watching him work at his craft is a true treat. Ziermann has been hand making boots for over 40 years and seeing the care that goes into each pair makes me think that…