Mountaineering

Now we are coming out of lockdown you may be ready for your next adventure, but are your boots ready? We take you through how to get your boots looking their best in this Scarpa boot care guide.

We invest a lot of money in our footwear so it makes sense to look after them. In this guide, we detail the best practice for cleaning and reproofing your boots, with advice direct from the Scarpa UK team. Improve your experience with our boots and help prevent sending them into an early retirement.

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The Matterhorn in Winter

Fresh from conquering the Swiss Triple Crown, professional climber and outdoor writer Calum Muskett takes us through his assents of the Matterhorn, the Eiger and Dent Blanche.

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Just over a year ago photographer Ed Smith headed off on a shoot to photograph the new Scarpa Manta Tech in the Scottish highlands. Little did we know what lie ahead of us and this trip would be the last outdoors before the UK went into national lock down. Here Ed recounts this last trip when we were all blissfully unaware of what the year ahead would look like.

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“NO EGO, JUST A JOINT VISION”

16 January 2021 will go down in mountaineering history: K2, the last eight-thousand metre peak unclimbed in winter, was conquered by 10 Nepalese mountaineers from different expeditions to the mountain. We were concerned by the large number of mountaineers involved, the crowding in the upper camps and the controversy that often accompanies both failed attempts and major achievements. But once again Nirmal Purja amazed us all.

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SCARPA athlete Will Sim has been wanting to learn how to fly for a very long time but kept coming up with excuses. The time finally come when he had to cancel all his plans due to COVID-19, he booked a lesson and ticked it off his bucket list. Read how he combined his love for Skiing and flying and made the decent down Glacier Ronde.

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SCARPA athlete and keen mountaineer Uisdean Hawthorn gives us his account of his summer spent climbing The Bugaboos, a mountain range located in British Columbia, Canada.

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SCARPA athlete and popular Scottish mountaineer Di Gilbert has shared with us first hand her recent and successful trip to Everest. It is a very honest and authentic story on a side of Everest many people don’t speak about. Read Di’s story here –

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After a very poor Scottish Winter on the weather front, Scarpa athlete Greg Boswell took himself to Canada for his fourth trip of the Canadian Rockies.

He packed his Scarpa Phantom Tech boots and off he went to salvage what he could from Winter 2018/2019. Greg said the Phantom Techs are “brilliant all-rounders and are ideal for most aspects of mountain use. Even with the super cold temps we had in Canada, they kept my feet warm enough to climb hard and still offered amazing feedback whilst on the technical mixed pitches.”

Read all about his trip below:

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Scarpa athlete Richard Bentley spends a lot of time on the Scottish Mountains, so, we can take his word for it when it comes to recommending the perfect mountain boots to tackle them. If you want dry feet and comfort when on the mountains then read his very useful guide.

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Will and his friends ventured off to India with high hopes of mountaineering but heavy snow ruined their chances of that happening. Athletes know that not all trips go as planned but that doesn’t mean they still can’t be good. We just have to make do with what we have. Read Will’s account of his trip below.

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