The above picture is a view from camp3 to the
summit form a previous year...: Picture copyrighted Phil Austin.
Update: The rescue search is over...
David Pritt, director of British firm Adventure Peaks which organized the
climb, said: “The helicopter search revealed no hope of life, therefore the
chances of survival are now considered to be zero.
“Himalayan Rescue Association search expert recommends no
further search by Sherpas takes place.”
An avalanche has wiped out camp 3 on Ama Dablam. Three western climbers and 3
Sherpa are missing, all assumed lost. A helicopter is searching but with
Adventure Peaks climber Duncan Williams, 32, of Britain and
Mingma Nuru Sherpa, 35, of Solukhumbu district are along the missing.
The other two western climbers from another team are missing
along with a Sherpa from that team...
Update: tourism ministry officials have now released the
names of Swedes Daniel Carlsson, 27, and Mikael Forsberg, 41 among the
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.