Chaletan Phil Wortmann discusses his time in the Garmont Icon Plus GTX.
When Mountain Chalet brought in Garmont footwear to outfit a number of outdoor adventures, one of the highlights of the season came in – the Icon Plus GTX. The shop even ordered a couple of pairs so the staff could go out to play on some rock and ice. One staff member in particular, Phil Wortmann, got to test them out in environments the average climber – by “average,” I still mean Level 10 Badass – can’t quite get to. Phil is well versed in first accents, and has quite a few to his name in the Rockies, Cascades, and Alaska. Once Phil said he was interested in testing the new boots out, I knew we were going to get some quality beta back from his trips.
For the article, I asked Phil to give me a review of the Icon Plus (where he was able to use it, and how it works for his climbing style). I also asked for other information such as his favorite route and the hardest route he climbed.