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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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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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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