The Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX - Women's is a sturdy product which is both warm and waterproof. It looks and acts suspiciously similar to the award-winning La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX - Women's in many areas of the design, including technical and aesthetic aspects. One major feature which sets it apart is the fit: while the Nepal Cube GTX is suited to narrow tootsies, the Mont Blanc is built to fit individuals with larger volume feet. This could be a major factor in deciding between the two models. The Mont Blanc is lighter-weight, which is a plus, but its lacing system is less than impressive and does not lock the heel down for comfortable climbing and hiking. Where the Mont Blanc does seem superior is that it has loops on the tongue and ankle to aid in putting it on, and has more durable toe welts.
A new version of the Mont Blanc is available: the Mont Blanc Pro GTX - Women's, pictured above. Scroll down to see side-by-side photos of the new and old versions and more details about the update!