Or actually, my feet tested Scarpa Alien rando-race boots.
Overall, a couple of testers and I were pleasantly surprised by this innovative ski boot. They’re obviously quite specialized to racing or fitness uphilling. Still, technology from those disciplines tends to filter out to regular backcountry skiing gear. That will be interesting. Kudos to Scarpa for the high level innovation.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.