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 Post subject: Salomon Malamutes&Crampons
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:36 pm 
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Hi, first time poster...long time observer.

are there any malamute owners who have used crampons with these boots?
results?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Grivel G10 wides + Malamutes

These are old 'mutes. In more recent seasons I have worn the same crampons with the newer models (not that it should make much difference as the boot outer shell has remained the same shape, just changed in appearance).

Results = absolutely perfect performance. Last season I once wore them for 11 hours on the run, not once needing to tighten the straps. And we got up things that stiff soled AT boots said we wouldn't.

Buy them, they are an impressive and reliable bit of kit.

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I use malamutes with Stubai Al lights or something or other. No problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:45 am 
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How you doing with the aluminium? I have contemplated them for weight savings. But some people say:

- they are good for slippery slope walking, no more. Self destruct on rocks and can't handle hard ice or any type of kicking.

others say:

- unless you are going to actually climb with them then no problems (but try to stay away from rock as over in time it damages them)

Most of the time when I use crampons, its not for 'climbing' at all. Its for grip on steep or rocky or icy or shitty ground (or a combo them)

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I also have used my malamutes with the stubai ultralight aluminum crampons and they worked fine. Like it has already been said, this set up is only meant for mellow icy terrain, not steeper climbing. I have scarpa lasers and Gravel G-12 for more serious stuff.

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I use the same set-up as Damian, older malamutes and Grivel G-10s.
No complaints.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Honestely, I rarely use them but when I've needed to their fine. I'm not climbing Denali or anything so I figured the wieght savings for climbing Sierra spring couloirs and such was worth the durability sacrafice.


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