La Sportiva Baruntse

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A thermal boot with removable bootie, ideal for winter or high altitude mountaineering or working outdoors in cold conditions. The PU Tech outer boot with synthetic thermal fabric consists of five different layers to protect and insulate the foot at low winter or high altitude temperatures. This model features a heat molded, extremely breathable internal boot with a patented speed lacing system. The uppers feature an ankle hinge in water repellent micro-fiber which guarantees freedom of movement and even greater precision when climbing. Vibram® sole and crampon compatible heel and differentiated midsole in TPU.

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  • WEIGHT:  5lb 3 oz / 2.4 g (size 42)
  • LAST:  Nuptse CONSTRUCTION: Inner Boot: Slip Lasted; Outer Boot: Board Lasted
  • OUTER BOOT:  Transparent PU Tech anti-abrasion film with high insulation expanded PE; High density expanded PE insulating netting; Synthetic micro-fiber; High abrasion resistant Cordura®; Giugiaro lacing hardware
  • INNER BOOT:  Anti-abrasion Cordura®; Thermo-moldable 7mm high density insulating EVA
  • MIDSOLE:  6 mm insulating Ibi-Thermo PE and aluminium insulation
  • SOLE:  Vibram® Montagna; Easy to resole. Suitable for step-in crampons

We recommend ordering this boot 1/2 size to a whole size larger than your typical US size. See drop down selection for European/US size equivalents. Note that a "plus" size is slightly larger than a US half size but smaller than the next whole size.

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Reviews for the La Sportiva Baruntse

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews.

On 2012-05-06, Victor wrote


As a lot of commenter's here, my size is also 49 on the Baruntse. Used them for a couple of climbs and must say that they are superb. Maybe a bit to good to keep your feet warm. I struggled with some blisters caused by overheating on Mt Blanc (4,700 m), but for cold winter climbs in Sweden that is something that you apreciate.

On 2012-03-11, Hans wrote


I bought these boots for Rainer. They are very comfortable, but the lace system for the inner boot could be improved so the extra lace does not cause pressure points.

On 2012-03-06, Scott wrote


Well I ordered these boots for my upcoming Rainier trip. I had to get a 14.5 so needless to say they are BIG. The size is not so bad however because the boot is not too heavy. I look forward to climbing in them soon and will try to re-review after I get in the ice.

On 2012-01-18, Barbara Schwarz wrote


Terrific boot! I had a hard time finding a boot for my size 6.5 and solid enough for the 2012 January winter expedition seminar on Mount Rainier. My feet stayed warm at all times, the sole provided good traction and heel is crampon compatible. I was one happy camper!

On 2011-11-28, Laura W. wrote


Wore these up Aconcagua in January 2011 and they were the perfect boot--lightweight, warm, and just plain comfortable. I'm so glad I bought them!

On 2010-10-26, Pajaro Conill wrote


I have had difficulties to find the right boots for my feet. I have problems with my soles of the foot and I need to use special inner soles but after read Chris's review I decided to buy the Baruntse. These boots are a dream. I have used them to climb a peak at 5,500 meter above the sea level with -20 Celsius and they were smooth and very warm. I wore for the first time during 12 hours straight(we attack the summit from the base camp at 4,200 in 8 hours and get back in 3 hours) and I didn't feel any pain and/or problem. I really feel like I have found the perfect boots for all my high altitude expeditions, Aconcagua will be the next in January 2011.

On 2010-02-03, Rich wrote


Thank you Chris! that was the information I was looking for- after wearing my Lowa Civetta's in Ecuador and feeling slightly uncomfortable- I'd hate be in a tought spot without the proper boot on my 14/15 foot. Rich

On 2010-02-03, Chris Pagoda wrote


I struggled to find doubles for my size 14-15 feet to use on my trip to Aconcagua. I tried the Lowa Civetta's but just wasn't feeling the fit with the Intuition Denali liners. I waited until a shipment of these rolled in at Whittaker and snagged a size 49. I would say the width at first seemed narrow and that is consistent with a few other reviews I've read. Once I started moving around though, they fit like a glove. I was a bit sketched that they would be too snug at Altitude, but I went with them and they worked out perfectly. They are seriously like ninja boots compared to classic double plastics for mobility. My feet were also one of the warmest parts of my body during the climb with expedition weight socks and thin liners. We were successful on our summit attempt via the Polish Glacier and the Baruntse played a major role. I would note that my crampon straps with the Grivel G12 are at their length limit with these 49's. I'm currently modding my straps so I have a bit extra length to grab. The joys of having boats for feet.

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