8000 Meters Facts
9 Crampon Review
By the Everest GearGal
The I.C.E. 9 Crampon designed
by Montrail is part of their “Integrated Climbing Equipment” series. The I.C.E.
series includes a patented combination consisting of gaiters, crampons and
boots. The I.C.E. 9 crampon is designed specifically for Montrail’s I.C.E. 9
boot and will only fit the Lotus GTX, Olympus and I.C.E. 9. Unlike other
crampons, the I.C.E. 9 has utilized technology allowing the rails to nest inside
of the boots outsole lug pattern. This variance increases contact between the
outsole and crampon, which improves the feel and gives a more precise fit,
The I.C.E. 9 crampon is most
functional on technical ice and mixed climbing routes. These crampons can be a
real calf- saver while climbing because the adjustable front points are aligned
with the secondary points; this reduces the leveraging while front-pointing.
Another advantage is an easy transition from dual to mono-point. The I.C.E. 9
has been cut from the highest quality 4130 Chromoly steel and achieves the best
possible fit and optimal placement points by being cut boot specific.
There are many advantages to
the custom fit provided within the I.C.E. series. Having the toe bail secured
onto the boot outsole, minimizing exposure to rock and opposing crampon points
and the vertically oriented rails create absolute rigidity and strength. These
crampons have serrated, double secondary points that act as anchors during off
angle pitches and the inward angle points will enhance breaking during heady
descents and cauliflower ice.
Montrail ICE 9 Crampon
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Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
SIZES LISTED. See more here.
weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
See more here.