This is the
final 400 ft. steep section below the summit of Pumori.
Here is the
first dispatch for Summitclimb.com International Pumori Expedition 2005 -
Dear EverestNews.com readers,
Welcome to the first
expedition dispatch for the Summitclimb International Pumori Expedition 2005.
For the readers who have family and friends as members on the expedition we
hope you will enjoy following their progress. For those of you following the
expedition just out of interest or for other reasons, we hope you enjoy the
dispatches and will consider joiining us for future expeditions!
Our arrivals for the team for
Pumori 2005 so far are,
Mr. Jay Reilly. Australia.
Climbing Expedition Leader
Ms. Eliselien Te Hennepe.
Holland. Trekking Leader and Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Philip Ling. Australia
and St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Mark Merwin. USA.
Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Kirk Morley. Australia.
Expedition Leader in Training
Ms. Kirsten Letts.
Australia. Trekking member
Mr. Alex Chen. Panama and
China. Climbing member
Despite what you may be
reading in the papers, Nepal is currently calm and peaceful and the people are
as friendly as always. We have spent the past few days organising expedition
food and supplies, (At last count we had ordered 1200 kilograms of food, with
the fresh food yet to be added!) organising our Sherpas and other support
staff and putting in the final preparations for the climbing equipment. This
is quite a large exercise, for example for this expedition we will be using
3000 metres of rope.
Other members will be joining
us in the next few days and we will post their safe arrivals in our next
dispatches as they arrive. Thank you for following the expedition!
Philip Ling and all of us at
of Nepals' easiest 7000 metre peaks, in the shadow of
Daniel Mazur, Pumori 3 time summiter, climber-leader-organizer of Everest,
K2, and 12 "eight-thousand-metre-peaks", along with Jay Reilly, 2 time
Pumori and 2 time Ama Dablam summiter;
Sherpas for the group;
basecamp to/from Kathmandu (including round trip domestic flights), for
you and equipment, including camping and meals on trek;
transport of all equipment from Lukla to and from basecamp;
meals per day on trek, in basecamp and advanced basecamp. Comfortable
tables and chairs and dining tent in basecamp;
basecamp and advanced basecamp cooks;
mountain, basecamp and advanced basecamp food;
fees and liaison officers;
||Use of group
gear and supplies: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp
and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie
radios, satellite telephone, etcetera;
equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit,
high-altitude medical kits, etcetera;
to our top-quality high-altitude tents, we now provide an individual tent
(1 tent per person) in basecamp.
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.