So I want to get one boot to do mountaineering, ice climbing, and skiing for the descent. My research has told me that trying to ski in plastic "ice climbing" boots is a waste of time. Anyone disagree with that? I am not really sure about ice climbing(nevermind mixed) in AT boots. It seems like the Scarpa Laser will be my best choice.
What I really want to know - has anyone done any vertical climbing in the Laser(or any AT boot)?
Perhaps a little background might help. I have ice climbed a few times, ski raced since I was 5(ussa pts <100), and I rock climb ~5.11.
The ideal kind of expedition in my head would be something like ascend the Trap Dike on Colden and ski down the slide on the other side.
I have also seen little fat skis with skins permanently attached to the bottoms(some area was left for glideing), metal edges, and big bindings that looked like snowboard bindings and could probably take any boot.
If I had to buy something now, I would buy the Laser, but this will all probably have to wait for next year so I am looking for input now.....so.........