Designed for utilization at high altitudes, SCARPA’s Phantom boot features an easy to use quick-lace system, rear randing locks heels, and a waterproof T-Zip and integrated gaitor to keep your feet warm and dry even if conditions become slushy. The Phantom’s technology lends itself to stand up to any terrain you trek it through but regular maintenance and correct lacing will help keep this high-performing boot in excellent shape.
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A big congrats to Eric Larson, who nabbed his ‘third pole,’ the summit of Mount Everest, on Thursday, in his quest to summit the world’s highest mountain and ski to both North and South Pole inside of one year. Larson’s Save the Poles Expedition was part of an effort to raise awareness about global warming by calling attention to its affects on the world’s most extreme places.
And while those places are seeing the effects (you can’t listen to the news without hearing about how quickly the polar regions are melting), the world’s extreme places are still extreme. Extreme enough to cause a number of moments of pause for someone who’s very accustomed to extreme environments. Continue reading...