Good point, starting HILL Test would be pretty invaluable test.Interesting! Were you able to get up that hill in similar conditions with all-seasons? Some other winter tire?
C&D didn't test this sort of scenario, I wonder if one of the competitors would have stood out from the pack in that test.
I've run Nokian Hakkas for years on the Lexus and they are indeed great tires. Since they are made from Orange Oil, I would go into the garage and there would be a smell of oranges in there. Wifey swears they are the best tires she's ever used.