Nice job Canna. I had tried to find a pic myself but you fared better. Here it is: We can't see much, but still, i've got quite an eye for boots and feel 95% confident these are the Alfa Polar Advance (75mm) with the commonly added (mod) velcro rand to attach an insulated gaiter.Cannatonic wrote: ↑Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:40 amHere is a pic showing one guy's boots - definitely not Excursions, looks like a rubber sole but I can't see the rest of the boots, I wonder what they are? - these guys are living dangerously, what a crazy idea to ski across ice that is breaking up:
https://explorersweb.com/2019/10/01/ous ... -sledding/
You will find some more pics of a banged up modded pair here (when it was called the Alfa Mordre):
https://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic. ... 152#p24100
There is actually nothing new about this boot setup. It was the common polar solution before Alfa came up with the Alfa Polar APS (NNN-BC). Both are good setups by the way but I can totally see why these two chose the Alfa Polar Advance (Mordre) for their latest trip.
As for the Excursion, definitely not what they used, and I would be surprised if such as boot was commonly used on a nordic ski polar crossing (maybe for kiting?). I think the soft shells options are much better.
But! I know most of the members of the Proket Karibu that crossed québec from south to north in 2014 did use them:
http://www.rcgs.org/fr/programmes/exped ... karibu.asp