Mountain Boots


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mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.


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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

Edgeing performance is excellent (on the Cioch Nose, perhaps the world's best VDiff/Severe)  © Nikki Sommers
Edgeing performance is excellent (on the Cioch Nose, perhaps the world's best VDiff/Severe)  © Nikki Sommers

Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots

From the high gaiter and light weight to the durable sole and surprisingly low price tag, Tom Ripley finds a lot to like in these B3 boots.

Cross an approach shoe with a winter mountain boot and you're getting close...  © Dan Bailey
Cross an approach shoe with a winter mountain boot and you're getting close...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Ribelle Mountain Tech OD Boot

Combining a shoe-like feel with B2 mountain boot performance, the Ribelle Tech represents a step change in technical winter/alpine footwear. For fast and light mountaineering, Martin McKenna thinks it's hard to beat

With its stiff sole the Freney XT is an excellent scrambling boot, and good for winter mountaineering too  © Tom Ripley
With its stiff sole the Freney XT is an excellent scrambling boot, and good for winter mountaineering too  © Tom Ripley

Asolo Freney XT GV Boot

Light and versatile, Asolo's Freney XT is a B2 boot with the weight and comfort of a B1, says Tom Ripley

Trango Tower montage  © UKC Gear
Trango Tower montage  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX

One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom...

Plenty of shock absorption in the sole  © Dan Bailey
Plenty of shock absorption in the sole  © Dan Bailey

Boreal Aztec Walking Shoe

A very sturdy waterproof-lined walking shoe, the Boreal Aztec is billed as a low-ankle alternative to boots. Is Dan Bailey converted?

The thermoplastic coating gives the uppers lightweight structure    © Nick Brown
The thermoplastic coating gives the uppers lightweight structure    © Nick Brown

La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX

A winterised big sister to La Sportiva's Trango Cube GTX, the Trango Ice Cube GTX is impressively light for a technical ice and...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Torq Lite GTX Shoe

Made for mountain experts, the Torq Gtx Lite is a lighter and flexibile mountain boot, ideal for fast and challenging mixed terrains. A waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX lining and a water-repellent microfibre upper makes Torq Lite Gtx particularly ...

Hanwag launches the new Ferrata II GTX

This spring Hanwag introduces its new Ferrata II GTX, a technical, new rock boot that combines unmatched levels of comfort paired with Hanwag's signature precision and stability.

Boreal Arwa  © Boreal
Boreal Arwa  © Boreal

Boreal Mountain Boots - Triglav / Nelion / Arwa

Spring 2019 sees the launch of new family of alpine mountaineering boots from Boreal. The three new models comprise of Arwa, Triglav and Nelion, all of which have been given radical designs to take advantage of the very latest high-tech...

Torq GTX 2.0 Action  © Dolomite
Torq GTX 2.0 Action  © Dolomite

Dolomite Torq GTX 2.0 Shoe

Torq Gtx 2.0 is a versatile mountain boot, which ideally suits people who practise light mountaineering and via ferratas....

TubeTec Technology  © Hanwag
TubeTec Technology  © Hanwag

Hanwag unveils its advanced, new TubeTec technology for 2019

Although we're in the depths of Winter, Bavarian-bootmaker Hanwag has its sights set on next...

An innovative mountain shoe that looks equally suited to scrambling, long walks and crampon use   © UKC/UKH Gear
An innovative mountain shoe that looks equally suited to scrambling, long walks and crampon use   © UKC/UKH Gear

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX® - The Multi-Talented Shoe

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX is a multi-use mid-cut boot with exceptional lightness, durability and mobility.

Kayland Cross Mountain GTX

One of Kayland's most popular products, the Cross Mountain GTX is a lightweight and very versatile boot that's well suited to a...


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