"Mera Peak is a mountain which lies in the Himalayas, in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft)."
"Nov. 23, 2012
I wrote to your blog a few times to figure out if I should get Phantom 6000 or Spantik for going up Mera Peak. You were very gracious and made all kinds of recommendations. Well, here I am in K-du after a successful summit - in Scarpa Phantom 6000. I'm particularly pleased b/c my feet stayed warm throughout the whole climb (while some other expedition members in Spantiks complained about feeling a little cold). On one occasion, my feet felt the chill but I just wiggled my toes and I never felt anything remotely chilly again.
I really want to thank you because these Scarpas are GOLD. It took all of 30 seconds to get my feet into both of them; lacing up took all of 3 seconds, there was no fussing with laces on the inner boot (very warm!) and I believe I summited with ease b/c I didn't have lead bullets on my feet - just sleek, warm double boots that took zero time to put on and off. Here's a shot of these beauties, loaded with Grivel Cramp-o-Matics (fit like gloves). No blisters, no heel lift, toe bang, nothing, nothing, just awesomeness in size 41 with double socks.