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  Alpine Ascents Cho Oyu 2005: We’re on our way… up again that is


Update: September 12- ABC

We’re on our way… up again that is. This morning we are off for another acclimatization trip. This evening we’ll be spending another night at Camp I and then most likely a second night. Wednesday night the 14th we’ll be spending a night in Camp II and then on Thursday morning all the way back down. Depending on how everyone is feeling and the weather we may add or subtract a day.

Unfortunately Don left us yesterday to go back to Kathmandu and then onwards home. He was having a difficult time staying hydrated and therefore feeling up to the physical task. We already are missing his wit and insight and it’s unfortunate to not have him here with us any longer. We’ll definitely be thinking of him up on the mountain. He left ABC in high spirits yesterday morning with Lakpa. Lakpa will be arriving back in ABC today.

We will be sending in dispatches from the higher camps with updates from our comical nights without much sleep! We’re sending along a picture of the route with Camps I, II, and III shown as green dots.

All our best,  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.

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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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