Boot Crampon for Mt Goat hunt?Contributors to this thread:
Steve H. 10-Apr-17
Will be going on a Mt Goat hunt on Kodiak Island in mid October 2107. Does anyone have a suggestion or recommendation on what type (or manufacturer) of boot crampon to buy?
I use these from Hillsound. Easy in and off. Middle of the road for aggressiveness. Crampons and trekking poles are two essential items IMO
Depends on the terrain. No personal experience on Kodiak so I'm not equipped to answer. All I know is that on the two trips I've been on in the Chugach, I needed nothing less than a full step in, crampon. I used ones from Black Diamond.
Thank you , appreciate the input.
In Oct 2107, you might need a good wheel chair :) I know you meant 2017.....good luck.
I carried Kahtoola Microspikes on my Kodiak hunt last October, but never ended up using them. I would definitely take some sort of traction aide, I wouldn't be the best resource for how aggressive it needs to be.
I want to know your training routine if you are hunting Mnt. Goats in 2107!! haha
Keep us posted on your hunt this fall.
Good luck, Robb
From: Steve H.
My buddy and I use the microspike on "generic" goat hunts, great on wet grass too. Late season and serious glacial country you would want full crampons like SD mentioned. Kodiak that I have seen I'd probably go with the microspikes.