Overboots and Camp Booties on Denali.

0 comments By

By Colby Coombs, mountain guide and owner of Alaska Mountaineering School
Contact at:  www.climbalaska.org

colbycoombs-17200-denali-we
Camp at 17,200’ on Denali Photo by Brian Okonek

“When climbing an arctic mountain like Denali, I use my 40 Below overboots from day one as a protective layer whenever I wear my 40 Below camp booties. They keep my booties dry and clean especially if I step in someone’s spilt spaghetti. I always wear my camp booties in my sleeping bag and know I can get up in the middle of the night, throw on my overboots, and face a raging blizzard without putting my boots on.”

“At 14,200′ and above, when I want to protect my feet from the cold while climbing, I make sure all the snow is out of the sole of my boot before putting my overboots on. When I want to switch to my camp booties with overboots, I put my climbing boot shells in a plastic bag to keep them free of snow”.

colby-with-alaska-range
Colby Coombs in Alaska Range Photo by Brian Okonek

About the author

Joel Attaway

Website:

Related Posts

Tips For Keeping Your Feet Warm

By Bill Lokey, Founder, FORTY BELOW, Ltd. We are the...

PEE BOTTLES: How To Take A Wiz In The “Fricken” Cold!

By: GUIDE TODD RUTLEDGE  of  MT. TRIP Based in Colorado...