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The flight to Skardu was over booked. ATP has managed to get a seat and could
fly out as a planed. It was great flight with wonderful view of the mountains
and landscape. Peter wanted to make faster approach to Base Camp but had to
spend 3 days in Skardu, because of bureaucracy. Finally he could leave
direction to Base camp with 3 Pakistani friends (staffs). Right now the
weather is good, if the weather is constant, in a few days he is in Base camp.
heads back to K2 in 2005!
Peter is a very succesful
climber in the Alps, Karakorum and Himalaja and vetern expedition leader. Some
of the 8000 meters peaks he climbed in the last few years, Cho-Oyu 8201
meters, Shisapangma 8021 meters, Broad Peak 8047 meters, Gasherbrum II 8035
meters, Hidden Peak I 8068 meters, and Nanga Parbat 8125 meters. There was
summits of Makalu on his expedition in 2004. After Makalu Peter headed
over to K2. Bellow is some of his pictures from K2 2004 picture show.
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.
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.