>>2670840>there's no reason for you to be using anything other than trail-running shoes for approach.
yes there is, because i want to scramble and climb after the approach. or wear crampons.
you can't front point, edge or wedge with trail runners. your feet would get destroyed. and that is just for scrambling.>FYI, Kilian Jornet used special custom trail-running shoes for his Everest attempt back a few years ago.
let me guess this guy is also a vegan who insists on feeding his cat a vegan diet.>If I remember correctly he cut a carbon sole to the shape of his shoes and screwed crampons onto that,
only reason he could do this is because Everest is not technical at all. it's just a slog. >and he used those until very high up before switching to mountaineering boots (mostly for insulation from the cold).
i don't have a sherpa to carry my mountaineering boots for me