Basecamp: Friends, family and
We came. We saw. We
acclimatized. Today we arrived in base camp (4700m or approximately 15,800ft)
after a few hours driving South from Tingri. Our Sherpa team had camp already
setup when we rolled in, so all we had to do was eat lunch and adapt to the
thin air. Afternoon activities consisted of a relaxing trek and a mini seminar
on why oxygen is a good thing.
The “Tibetan Tummy” issue has resolved itself. Firat is kicking Lawdon’s butt
in chess. However, Lawdon is stumping “Team We’ll Cho-oyu” with witty riddles.
Everyone slept well last night and we are hoping for more of the same tonight.
Keep your fingers crossed for us and stay tuned to our further adventures.
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.