Update 8/9/2005: We are
leaving for Nepal 12th October from Zürich. Things are shaping really well.
1. We have an addition to our
climbing team. One of the managing director of Ama-foundation (Dorjee Sherpa)
is going to climb with us both mountains. He has taken special holidays from
his employee just to be with us. That is fantastic! He was born in Surke
Village near Lukla in Nepal and his younger sister, Passang Lhamu was the
first Nepali woman to climb Mt. Everest in 1993. Dorjee now works for the Blum
Capital Partners. He was on top of Mt. Cotopaxi and Mt. Chimbroza in Ecuador
last year. He attempted Mt. Huasacaran, 23,230 feet, in Peru this year but had
to turn around due to bad weather conditions.
event is being organised from the amaghar (the school sponsored by the ama-foundation)
for us in Kathmandu the 13.10! We are so excited about this!! Umberto
Welcome to the 6k Expedition!
What is 6k Expedition? It is a climbing expedition in the Himalayan region,
with the goal of helping the underprivileged children in Nepal.
Our expedition aims to reach two 6000m summits in 6 days:
Lobuje Est (6119m, the most technically demanding of the trekking peaks) and
Imja Tse (6189m, the highest of the trekking peaks).
Our goal is to help improving the education, health and living condition of
helpless, poor and orphaned children in Nepal.
We believe that all the children should have an opportunity
for a house, food and most of all an education. Education is, in fact, the key
to break the cycle of poverty and have a chance for a self-sufficient life and
a better future.
The collected money will be entirely devoted to charity. No
part of it will be kept by the expedition members! We will work with the
Ama-Foundation, a local non-profit
organisation that is based in Nepal and in the United States. Here is their
Donate and help!
expedition leader and organizer, climber, trekker;
Mountaineering is one of his great passions and he climbs as much as
he can in the Alps. He has several 4000er and two 5000er under his
belt. Climbing indoors, running uphill are only a few of his favorite
He works in the IT-field and greatly helped with the realization of
this web page.
expedition organizer, climber, trekker.
climb extensively in the Alps. Mountains and climbing take a great
part of her free time. The rest is spent training. Running, climbing
indoors, running uphill are only a few of her favorite pastimes.
Together with Umberto (her husband) she has several 4000er and two
5000er under her belt.
Concetta Beneduce: trekker.
mountain lover she goes in the mountains as much as she can. Living in
Switzerland she is in the perfect position to explore the heights of
some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe.
Luigina Angioloni: trekker.
walked and trekked since she was a kid. Luigina really loves the
mountains and coming to Nepal will fulfill a life long dream. As a
social worker in the child-care field the problems of the poor living
conditions of the children in underdeveloped countries are not new to
More coming soon!
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
SIZES LISTED. See more here.
weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
See more here.