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  SummitClimb Pumori 2005: Dispatch Seven Trek


Dan Mazur climbing steep snow on the way to camp 2. Camp 1 can be seen below. Copyright©Ryan Waters

Hello from Pheriche @ 13,900 feet above sea level! It's been an amazing 5 days of trekking so far. The views have been breathtaking and the weather has been exceptional, also. We got our first view of Mount Everest yesterday, which was awesome. We've also seen Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many other major Himalayan peaks. Tomorrow we will camp at Lobuche which is at about 16,900 feet. It's going to be a challenging and rewarding day on the trail. The next day we will make camp at Pumori Base Camp! After spending the night there, we 4 trekkers may get the opportunity to continue up to Advanced Base Camp. Next, we will head over to Everest Base Camp for a visit before beginning our descending return trip. We have a great group of people in the expedition from all over the world and I've been enjoying meeting them. Our sherpa staff is an amazing bunch. They work extremely hard getting our food and equipment transported to each camp, and have been feeding us very well. They come to our tents in the morning and hand us a nice hot cup of tea, which is very welcome. They then cook us a hearty breakfast and give us a good bag lunch we eat on the trail. Then they always have more tea for us when we get to the next camp and finish it off with a full dinner. Time to sign of for now. Happy trekking! Bill Pollock, USA Trekker

Dispatches

 

Millet One 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 collar.

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A cold 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.

 






 

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