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 Alpine Ascents Cho Oyu Autumn 2006: Dispatch One


Team arrives safely in Kathmadu

Hey there friends, family and loved ones,

Vern Tejas here with the first cybercast of our Alpine Ascents International Cho-Oyu Expedition '06.

And what an international expedition this is. Mustafa is from Jordan. Firat is from Turkey. Laura is from Florida. Amy is from England. Kurt is from Arizona and Lawden is from New Jersey. They are a seasoned and experienced team with a great sense of humor. All of them arrived raring to go despite a healthy dose of jetlag. Unfortunately, Lawden's bags are lost in the ozone but we are hopeful that they arrive in Katmandu before we head for Tibet.

We visited some of the oldest Buddhist and Hindu temples in Nepal today. We were dazzled by the sites and sounds as we learned of these ancient cultures. It was a real treat for the photographers in the group.

After wards we enjoyed meeting the Sherpa school kids that we provide for through the Sherpa Education Fund. This program is doing some great work with these young children.

Once we finished a tasty lunch of traditional Nepali cuisine our attention shifted to making sure we all had the correct gear for the demanding climb ahead of us. We discussed questions and concerns about each item our well-being's are dependent on. Looks like we have all that will be necessary and not too much else.

Please join us throughout our expedition as we attempt to climb the sixth highest mountain on earth.

Namaste,
VT
Millet One 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 collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

A cold 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.

 

 

 

 

 




 

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