Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
ScarpaMont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's

Slipper-like on the approach and talon-like on the ascent.

For winter warriors of all types, we present the Scarpa Men’s Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boot—a sure-footed choice for meandering through the mountains or bagging burly summits. The Mont Blanc offers a classic mountaineering design combined with the protection of technical Gore-Tex waterproof breathable materials. Lace up this versatile boot, and experience unmatched comfort and flexibility during your approach without sacrificing steep-terrain stability.

  • Scarpa Ergo Fit allows for increased forward ankle mobility while climbing and controls lateral range to protect your ankle in rocky, rugged terrain
  • A lightweight TPU midsole is thicker directly underfoot and thinner at the toe and heel to support comfortable approaches
  • The Total Traction sole and the Pro Fibre insole have enough flexibility for long approaches but maintain enough stiffness to support Crampomatic crampons
  • This stiff but slightly forgiving Pro Fibre insole matches the midsole flexibility and allows a small degree of longitudinal flex for comfort
  • Upper cuffs use integrated gaiters to lock out the snow and trail debris
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Solid boots

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Gifted these to my boyfriend, ice season is just around the corner and he was in need of a new pair. He's stoked about the Mont Blancs, knows they'll keep his toes warm and dry and is excited to take them out on some technical routes. He tried them on in the house, loves how stiff they are and loves how well they fit with his BD crampons.

dangerous sole!!! rubbish waterproofing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43

very slippery on wet rock !!!( nearly took 30m fall because of it) not like my old Scarpa Manta B3 boots.
also soaked though after 3h walking in wet snow !!
my recon bad stitching or bad waterproofing.
overall useless as winter boots, very disappointed

Great Boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are my first mountaineering boots so I don't have anything to compare them to but I have worn them several times and my feet have never gotten wet or even moist at all, they also have only gotten a little cold on the coldest days (0 degree temps). I would definitely recommend these boots to everyone. Got these in my regular shoe size and they have been a really good fit.

Sending Ice Boots!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Light, breathable and great heel/toe bails for serious ice endeavors.

Sending Ice Boots!

Out of the box and onto the mountain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 47

I purchased these boots for a climb up Mt. Rainier via DC. Having worn them only a handful of times before setting out, I was nervous. Come to find, they were incredibly comfortable. Hammering the pace and climbing with speed, these boots posed no restrictions. Good fit, good feel, easy use with crampons.

Great boots, just not for my feet

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13

These boots are bomb proof. The build quality was beyond excellent, they are warm and stiff enough to ice climb well below freezing. The toe-box was nice and wide. The lacing system was pretty slick and allowed for several different zones to vary the tightness as they are laced.

The only reason I sent them back is because they were too wide in the heel. I have EXTREMELY wide feet across the toes (bunions to boot) and so I had to order an extra size up to get the width I needed, but they ended up being too sloppy around my heel. The inside of the uppers also has zero padding, so if you have bunions like me, they just rub against hard leather.

I wanted these boots to fit, but they just didn't work for my foot. They are incredible boots and I would definitely recommend that people try them as an option. It's just all about that fit!

I settled on a pair of La Sportiva Nepal Cubes, they fit a little narrower in the heel and had the toe room I needed, plus are padded, so they fit like a dream. If you have wide feet like me, I'd try these Mont Blanc's first, and if they don't fit, try the Nepal Cubes!

So, the Nepal Cubes have a wide toebox like the Scarpa boots but have a narrow heel?

Glacier Ice

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, AK . Comfy and warm boots.

Glacier Ice

Good fit warm toes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Warm and dry boot that does well on vertical ice. They feel a little bit narrow but overall I'm happy with the fit. I haven't had any issues with the heel pocket (a problem people have mentioned before).

I bought a size 42 in this boot

Size 10 Moccasym

Size 41 Mythos

Does the job on 14'ers & Vertical Ice

    Ultimately, choose a boot based on what fits your foot. If this one fits, grab it!

    I've worn the Scarpa Mont Blanc on everything from easy walk-up 14ers (Quandary in CO), to ice-routes in Ouray, and on Matterhorn's Liongrat. The boot climbs surprisingly well on steep rock, confidently locks you in to step-in crampons, and is comfortable enough to spend days in.

    I haven't worn the boots in weather colder than 25 degrees - as others have mentioned, you might want a double boot if that's what you're shooting for. If it's a bit warmer, this is a killer boot.

    Pros: Reasonable price (if you can find it on sale), comfortable, secure welts for fitting step-in crampons, seemed amazingly waterproof.

    Cons: Could be lighter, probably not the best boot for really cold climate mountaineering.

    Does the job on 14'ers & Vertical Ice

    I wear size 14 shoes and bought size 14...

    I wear size 14 shoes and bought size 14 Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX boots and they are the biggest mountaineering boots I can find anywhere, and yet my big toes still are touching the end of the boot when I'm walking on flat ground. I'm concerned I'll end up with sore toes on long descents. Is there a way to lace them so they'll hold my feet into the back of the boot or is there a bigger Mountaineering boot available ANYWHERE?

    Best Answer

    Hey Papa,

    You're not going to get that out of your laces. You can get some relief in the heel lift dept, but it's just not going to happen with that much toe bang. Your size 14s are too small. You'll end up with bloody toes, no nails and possibly nerve damage. It's not just going to be descents either, you'll get hammered when you kick in on ascents or climbing ice. Unfortunately, your 48s are the biggest size Scarpa makes in the Mont Blancs. That sucks. You need to go up at least 1/2 to a full size, depending on your sock combo. The only two models Scarpa makes that goes up the 1/2-full size larger you need (EU 49-50) are in the Kinesis Pro or the SL Activ, both heavy backpacking boots, not mountaineering boots. As you know, it's tough to find that big a shoe. Wish I could be of more help and a whole lot more optimistic, but man, the bottom line is that you're going to be in miserable agony if you don't size up. There's just only so much you can do with laces and stop-gap fixes in a boot that's too small to begin with. Sorry.

    Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Boot - Men's

    Didn't fit my foot

      While it felt good at first, I found that the heel slipped and the toes jammed in size 46. At 45.5, the heel was okay, but the toes jammed still. Maybe your foot will fit.

      What size shoe, and what size boot, do you typically wear?

      45.5 is a good bet for me. 46 is typically too big, though not always. 45 will often be too small for the bunionette /6th toe, though not always. Perhaps the 45 would work for me in this boot, but they didn't have that size available at the time...


        I went from a pair of 10 year old Koflach boots that didn't fit me to these. Needless to say I was amazed. The climb very well and they are warm enough (knock on wood).

        Are these being cleared out of inventory...

        Are these being cleared out of inventory or are more sizes on there way? I would be a US 11.5-12.


        I currently have a pair of these on sale size 12. Check them out if you are interested. Used for 1 season but were a bit too big.

        Very happy

          Everywhere you go people talk about the La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX. Too bad they are for narrow feet. I tried the scarpas because they have a wider toe box. With aftermarket footbeds these things are so comfortable. My past hiking boots have destroyed my feet and caused nerve damage between my toes. thank god for a company that gives a wider option and great quality to go along with it. I am very happy with these boots.

          I am in the same boat! Went with these instead of the evos for the width. Put some super feet in them. Killer combo.

          How do these compare to the La Sportiva...

          How do these compare to the La Sportiva Nepal Evos in terms of warmth and comfort? Which one is more recommended for winter hiking and mountaineering? Also, how is the fit on these, I wear a size 13 US Mens, would a size 47 fit me ok?

          I can speak in terms of fit, the Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX are much wider in the heel and toebox. The La Sportiva Nepal Evos run much narrower.

          Most of those I know that use this tend to get a 1/3 or 2/3 size bigger than their typical shoe size (EU sizes convert to thirds in US sizes).

          Like the poster before me said, these fit a bit wider than the la sportivas, so that may translate to better comfort depending on the size/shape of your foot. Both are excellent mountaineering boots, each have both heel and toe welts for fully automatic (step in) crampons and full shanks, so they are extremely stiff. For winter mountaineering, these may be a little on the chilly side since they are single boots. In terms of warmth, the Evos and the Mont Blancs will be about the same, but I personally think they are better for something like summer mountaineering in the cascades. Winter might require double boots or over boots/super gaiters.

          I'm trying to decide between the Mont...

          I'm trying to decide between the Mont Blancs and the Triolet Pros. My main goal is to climb in the Cascades and the Winds this summer and fall on routes involving glacier travel and moderate rock. My understanding is that the Triolet Pros would be best for this.

          The catch: I'd also like to do some easy ice and alpine climbing this winter -- it sounds like the Mont Blancs would excel for those purposes.

          My questions: will I hate the Mont Blancs on 10 mile approach hikes in 70 degree weather? Or are the Mont Blancs really just a nicer boot with a touch more insulation that won't kill my feet in fair weather?

          Note: I've tried on a handful of boots now and Scarpas are by far the best fit for me.

          Thanks in advance for any insight.

          Best Answer

          Yes, you'll be hating life after a mile or two in 70 degree weather. I'd definitely opt for a lightweight approach shoe in that scenario.

          IMHO the Mont Blancs are best used in ice/snow. They are way too heavy, inflexible, moonboot-ish to use on any non-winter terrain for any sustained amount of time. That said, they are the only mountaineering boots I've found that fit my wide clown feet. My ankles are relatively narrow and heel lift is a problem despite various lacing configurations. Getting a perfect fit continues to be a work in process, and I'm determined to get it right.

          If I had to dump another chunk of change on some boots, I'd go with the Scarpa Charmoz; they seem a like a compromise between a three season boot and the Mont Blanc.

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