[pct-l] Epic snowyear: K10 Crampons --> boots mandatory ?

Stefan Popa stefan.popa at gmx.net
Fri Apr 14 13:45:54 CDT 2017

Thanks for the hint with Fuller Ridge. I will ship my self arrest gear 
to Idillwild then.


Am 14.04.2017 um 09:24 schrieb ned at mountaineducation.org:
> No, you do not need boots with the K-10s, but when on crusty or icy surfaces
> on snow, you may be glad you did.
> Fuller Ridge may cause another PCT thru hiker SAR call-out if you don't have
> a way to self-arrest.
> Ned Tibbits, Director
> Mountain Education, Inc.
> ned at mountaineducation.org
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [pct-l] Epic snowyear: K10 Crampons --> boots mandatory ?
> Hi Folks,
> because of the epic snow year we are facing i bought a pair of Kahtoola
> K10 crampons
> instead of the microspikes.
> Next question is: do i need boots for the crampons or can i use them with
> trailrunners ?
> Does anyone use them successful with trailrunners?
> Would you bring crampons / iceaxe to Mt. San Jacinto this year (mid may) ?
> Happy Hiking and god bless you all
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