ACONCAGUA EXPEDITION – Footwear – 4 of 7

Our expedition leader Maximo Kausch talks about boots used in Aconcagua. He explains why one should not use single layer boots. Also about the summit socks, trekking socks, crampons and gaiters.

Our Equipment List:


Double boots
Trekking boots
4 pais of trekking socks
Summit socks
2 toe warmers
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of crampons

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  1. Daniel Cortes Sylvester on February 22, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    its interesting to see that you do not recommend scarpa phantom 6000 but you do recommend Arcteryx Acrux AR. I love my Acrux but I thought that they were to cold for Aconcagua.

  2. Bazilek1 on February 22, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Max,
    I have a question about what to do with the double boots during the night. After day of hiking what to do with the boots in the tent to avoid problems with moisture. Should I put the inner boot out, use some dryer, put them in to the sleeping bag etc. or just open the boots and let them dry out naturally?

  3. Julian Kurt on February 22, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    What about the olympus mons. Planing to do the 7 summits

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