This is Ryan Waters checking
in from Kathmandu. We are now in the final logistics preparation before
traveling to Tibet. All of our climbing team members with the exception of
Neal Jing, are now in Tibet traveling from Lhasa slowly towards basecamp.
These members are enjoying the people, culture, and amazing scenery of Tibet
while taking time to acclimatize slowly and work their way towards the
mountain with some of our Summitclimb staff. Neal is here in Kathmandu and
will be traveling with the rest of us tomorrow to Tibet. Unfortunately, there
is a peaceful transportation strike here in the rural areas outside the
capital, so we will most likely load all of our gear and people into a
helicopter and fly to the Border town of Kodari in the morning.
We are looking forward to
getting underway, as usual there has been a lot of preparation and loose ends
to tie up before getting started and everyone has been working really hard to
get things ready! The Summitclimb Everest South side expedition left this
morning for the flight to Lukla and are making their way toward the mountain
so we would like to wish them a safe and successful trip.
We will check in from Tibet
in the following days. Thanks again for your support. This is Ryan signing
Below is our expedition list.
Poulsen, Climber, USA
Guthrie, Climber, USA
Strang, Climber, Sweden
Flock, Climber, Sweden
Waters, Expedition Leader, USA
Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar
Sherpa, Head Cook
meet our Tibetan Staff in Tingri)
runs unguided Expeditions to many 8000 meter mountains including Everest
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.