The Ortles Ascent Mid Mid Gore-Tex® boot is Salewa's high-end winter alpine mountaineering solution.
Its thick suede leather upper, Salewa® 3F System with steel cables and reinforced TPU rand make it exceptionally robust and durable, while the stiff carbon-loaded nylon fibreglass insole increases stability during activity. It has been engineered with a dual density expanded polyurethane midsole with dedicated stiff and cushioned zones, to ensure both comfort and precision, while the interchangeable layers of the Multi Fit Footbed Plus (MFF+) allow a customizable fit.
The semi-crampon-compatible Vibram® Alpine Guide sole unit is engineered for traction, durability and reliability on difficult terrain at low temperatures. Its overall firmness is a key factor for use with crampons on snow and ice. The tread design features self-cleaning lugs for outstanding grip and a climbing toe profile for high edging performance.
Moreover, the waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort membrane has an extra insulated layer, which makes it the perfect option to keep your feet warm and dry in colder winter conditions in the mountains and there is an integrated stretch gaiter to prevent snow ingress. For additional downhill performance, the Ankle Protector System (APS) consists of a thermoformed material heel cuff that provides additional lateral ankle support, while the Flex Collar also further improves rear mobility.
APS (Ankle Protector System)
Anti-debries stretch gaiter
Drop: 11 mm (Heel Stack Height 35 mm / Toe Stack Height 24 mm)
Single shoe weight: 850 (size 8 UK)
Sole segment: Mountaineering - Crampon compatible
Insole: Crampon Compatible, Stiff Nylon Fiberglass carbon loaded
Lining: GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort (Duratherm XL)
Midsole: Dual density expanded PU
Outsole: Vibram Alpine Guide
Upper: 2.0-2.2mm Suede Leather, 3F System with Steel Cables, Nylon (PA) elastic gaiter, Protective TPU rand