In Davos, Checking out Scott new Superguide Boot

Post by blogger | January 14, 2015      

Arrived in Davos last evening at Scott press event. Greeted by these guys at the door. “Cosmos 3.0” Superguide boot looks quite nice. Skis too. More later. Attempting to get out for a brief ski tour before event start this evening.

Scott free touring to left, freeride to right.

Scott free touring to left, freeride to right.

Cosmos 3.0  renamed as the Superguide, looks like more carbon, bugs probably worked out, and note the Dynafit sealed fittings.  Have to say we like seeing that, it's the only present solution to the tech fittings dilemma.

Cosmos 3.0 renamed, looks like more carbon, bugs probably worked out, and note the Dynafit sealed fittings. Have to say we like seeing that, it’s the only present solution to the tech fittings dilemma.

Trivia contest: Anyone remember another boot named Superguide? Dish up the details of your experience from the past with the Superguide! Good name, but one does wonder who the super guide was or is?


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18 Responses to “In Davos, Checking out Scott new Superguide Boot”

  1. Marcin January 14th, 2015 1:36 am

    Galbier Super Guide French hiking boot? N’est ces pas?


  2. Lou Dawson 2 January 14th, 2015 1:38 am

    Merci, Marcin, correct! Share your history with them!

  3. Marcin January 14th, 2015 1:57 am

    No history, unfortunately. They were a hiking young man’s object of desire and much meaningful sighing. Had to settle for cheaper imitations.

    It were a choice, good Sir! A tough choice it were: to go into the mountains, or to own them boots. 😉

  4. Pascal January 14th, 2015 3:02 am

    Galibier super guide. N’est-ce pas ? Et oui, made in chez nous 😉

    Thanks for the valuable Web site, yes, Virginia ! 😉

  5. VT skier January 14th, 2015 7:10 am

    Super Guides? I still have a pair. Steel shank, single climbing boots. Used them for ice climbing, (with a Carmen supergaitor over boot), hiking in the desert, Canyonlands etc..
    Also skied on them, with Silvretta cable bindings/Eurpoa 99s in to ice climbs, then put on my rigid 12 point SMC crampons.
    Still have all this stuff..
    I could post a picture of the boots, if there was a way to do this.

  6. VT skier January 14th, 2015 7:42 am

    Posted a picture of my Super Guides on my Flickr account

    click on this image to see other views of the boots..

  7. Lou Dawson 2 January 14th, 2015 7:44 am

    Dumb me, I didn’t even google Superguide, had no idea you could still buy them what, 45 years later?!

  8. Simon Dünnenberger January 14th, 2015 7:54 am

    Hi Lou!
    How long do you stay here in Davos?
    Until the upcoming Weekend?
    Greets from Davos, Simon Dünnenberger:)

  9. Lou Dawson 2 January 14th, 2015 8:05 am

    Simon, am not sure when exactly, if we have a day after business is concluded let’s have a beer. Lou

  10. Gregg Cronn January 14th, 2015 10:02 am

    My first real climbing boots. Everyone had them in the ’70’s. Cold for waterfalls-even with supergaiters. Climbing the east ridge of Bugaboo spire in ’78. Joe Brown helmet, wool knickers and superguides. Classic get up for the time.

  11. VT skier January 14th, 2015 3:58 pm

    #Gregg Cronn,
    speaking of the Joe Brown helmet, Ice Climbing in the Rockies, circa 1982.
    I think this was near the top of “Professors”. Note the wool knickers, Carmen Supergators over my Super Guides

  12. Zoran January 14th, 2015 4:57 pm

    Galibier boots are still available but what is not available anymore is:

    Galibier boot spoiler! A-ha!

    Do you know some of us still looking for that spoiler to ski in mountaineering boots (crazy people!)

    Anyone have it for sale? 🙂

  13. Howard Bronson January 14th, 2015 6:21 pm


    Just want to say hello to a fellow Ashcroft alum..toughest but one of the most formidable experiences of my young life. Thrilled to see your great success and wish you and yours all the best. Wondered if you have kept in touch with anyone else from the school.

    My very best,

    Howard Bronson, MSJ

  14. John Ellsworth January 14th, 2015 7:45 pm

    Yes, the super guides were my ice climbing boot in the 70s. In the deep dark recesses of my mind I remember calling them the RD super guides for Rene Desmaison. Could he be the super guide? Also with the Joe Brown helmet, super gaiters and the extremely comfortable Whillans harness. Oh the memories.

  15. John Wasson January 14th, 2015 10:04 pm

    The Ashcrofters aided and abetted my life as well. There was a reunion on Dave’s 80th two years ago. The Farnys are all well.

  16. Lou Dawson 2 January 14th, 2015 10:37 pm

    I have some of the Galibier boot spoilers in my museum, skiing on 40-year-old plastic is not a good idea so I think I’ll just keep them hanging on the wall. Good conversation piece.

  17. Joe John January 14th, 2015 10:43 pm

    Keep a look out for Berner Schoggi, to my knowledge you can only get it in Switzerland!

  18. Tony Pastore January 3rd, 2017 11:17 am

    Hi Lou!
    Loved your books in the early days (leather and THREE pins) and was an early adopter of custom mods etc to Merrell SuperComps and then took a deep dive into Dynafit etc. I have a shop and skills etc.

    Can the Scott SuperGuide GTX be modified to work well in a DIN alpine binding like a Solomon? Any general tips on this? Have you got photos of “experiments”?


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