Snowshoes and crampons

I got muh leather winter boots but if there’s ice I still slip on it and sink in snow, what are your recommendations for snowshoes and crampons?
I’m in Europe

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These are the best you can find for the price. Most modern snowshoes just don't have enough surface to be of any use in the snow deep and soft enough that you'd even need ones to begin with. Or, if you are crafty enough, you can make your own from wood and rawhide and if you can afford enough you can buy them from some genuine native artisan.

    https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/us-magnesium-snowshoes-with-bindings-surplus-unissued/12384

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Noice, they look funny

      What advantage do the ones in picrel offer for costing so much?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t understand why the msr lighting ascent are the best ones compared to the others.

    The bottom teeth and the heel lift?
    Retention system?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have them and I like them. Light, great grip, and the heel lift really helps. You'll never want to go back to ones without a heel lift. No other pair I've used has made it so easy to walk straight up a steep hill without slipping.

      I agree that skis are not universal, but skins do exist and uphill skiing, as autistic as it sounds is a real deal.

      Will always choose skis if there's snow most or all of the way but when doing a peak in June I'm not going to carry my skis and boots 2/3 of distance.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If there's enough snow to need snowshoes, you should use skis.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That depends on the terrain, the type of snow and what you're doing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Skis are situational. It’s a pain to carry skis if crossing other terrain features in my opinion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think skys are for flat terrain or going downhill, but I go in the mountains so for going uphill they seem like a pain, especially if theres rugged and uneven terrain and rocks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, skis are definitely not a way to go for mountaineering. Finnish ski autism is even worse than American gun autism, snowBlack folk can't comprehend that not every place of the world that gets the share of some snowfall is semi-flat taiga or open bogs and lakes.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I agree that skis are not universal, but skins do exist and uphill skiing, as autistic as it sounds is a real deal.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They are meant for either getting the skis up the peak so you can slide back down, or ski touring with an occasional uphill or two on the way. Nobody climbs snowy mountains on skis for the sake of it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Out is wrong once again. Ski mountaineering is one of the most popular activities on the Alps.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Nobody climbs snowy mountains on skis for the sake of it.

              Yes they absolutely do.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone tried the magnesium ones?
    I’m torn because I don’t want to spend 340 euros for the lighting ascent, and even the other msr model that’s more economic costs 180 and has a small surface, while the magnesium ones I found for 90 and they seem decent

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao you terroni need to stick to your shitty half desert.
      You have no clue what you're doing. You don't know what to seek and why, our advice won't make up for the fact you're clueless.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Seethe more homosexual

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Open another thread about some inane shit you're too stupid to figure out for yourself.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought some lightly used atlas ones for like $50, they do the job I think. they don't provide as much loft as I'd wish and sometimes you posthole in them anyway but I think that's an issue with modern snowshoes in general, like they're designed for tougher and varied terrain which I don't use them for because I'm a pussy
    I get jealous when I see someone on skis since they seem to sink into the snow far less and also going back down seems fun as frick. But the entry price for Backcountry skiing is at least 10 fold what it is for snowshoes, plus I don't know how to ski

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I copped the magnesium ones in the end , I’m going on a snowshoe day trip with a mountain association in some weeks, hope to meet some out ppl there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      LMFAO I knew you'd pick the least suitable pair. Good job on finally listening to advice and getting your wog ass close to an association.
      Don't forget to debrief the board once you get back.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I picked the magnesium ones because the other options are expensive as frick, the mid tier is 220 euros and the top tier is 320+, while these were 100, and they look cool.
        I still go alone on my hikes, I go with CAI to know people that share my interest

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Go to a sports store you stupid homosexual, that would have been the solution to most of your threads together with a google search. A pair with heel raiser costs 80 euros and are suitable for steep terrain unlike your indian plains hunks of shite, LMFAO I wish I could see the faces of those poor guide sods when you turn up with 50 years old surplus abominations.
          You ought to go with the alpine club to get your brown covid-tourist ass inline and not buried under an avalanche.

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