I’m looking for a versatile boot/crampon combination that will be comfortable enough to hike a 14er with snow and ice only near the peak but also durable enough to withstand a long hike in straight snow and ice. (Not sure if this exists). I’m having trouble finding the right footwear for me because many comfortable hiking boots are not crampon compatible while many mountaineering boots, although crampon compatible, are not recommended for wear on long approaches. Essentially I’m trying to avoid buying multiple different types of footwear since I’m new to this hobby.
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