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  Alpine Ascents Cho Oyu 2005: Team has arrived Lhasa 8/25/05


Tashi Delek from the high city of Lhasa, Tibet!

Welcome to Alpine Ascents' Cho Oyu 2005 Expedition! We are all here in Lhasa having a fantastic time touring the monastaries and holy sites of this ancient city. Relaxing, touring and adapting to the altitude are our main concerns for these 3 nights here. Tomorrow morning we will be heading out to our first stop on our trip through Western Tibet en route to Cho Oyu BC. We will be spending tomorrow night in Gyantse.

We still have one more day here in Lhasa though and in a few minutes we will be departing to go and tour the Jokhang, a Tibetan Buddhist temple and the spiritual heart of all of Tibet. The Jokhang was built around 650 AD and houses one of the most important images of the Maitreya Buddha or Future Buddha. We'll then have lunch and continue on to the Dalai Lama's summer palace, the Norbulinka.

Suzanne, Kevin, Mike, Tony and Don are all getting to know eachother over the time we have here. Lakpa Rita is also with us and accompanying us on the tours. We will reunite with our Nepali staff and climbing Sherpa once we arrive in the small town of Tingri on the 28th.

We are sorry that it's taken some time to get the cybercasts up and running. We are unable to use our own computer equipment here in Lhasa but once we arrive in Gyantse tomorrow evening that should be solved and we will try and start posting photos with our cybercasts and try to post those nearly daily.

We'll be in touch soon.

Dave and the team

 

 

Updates

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.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

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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