With Aconcagia just 9 months away it is important to have the right gear. Having the right gear means it has to work for you. Not just some name brand gadget that took first place in some gear Mag. Having the right Boots that fit good and keep your feet warm will make for a much more enjoyble trip. La Sportiva's have always fit my feet good. It was time to buy a 6000m pair of boots and having size 48 feet make this a near imposible task. My first Choice was to try on the La Sportiva Spantik's but quickly found out they do not make them that big. My second choice was the La Sportiva Baruntse. I ordered the 48's and tried them on the day I got them. The fit and feel good right out of the box. Now it was time to climb in them. I decided to head out my back door and trek up to the Mt Baldy Ski Hut. The Baruntse's were a hit. I love them. I highly recomend La Sportiva.