On September 29, 1988, Stacy
Allison became the first American women to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
How she got there is a story of hard work, dedication and perseverance. The
journey began while Stacy was still a student at the University of Oregon. She
made a life altering decision to join a few fellow students on a road trip to
Zion National Park and climb over break. She loved it, and her life has never
been the same.
Shortly after discovering her
passion for rock climbing Stacy started climbing mountains. First New
Hampshire’s Mt. Washington, then the peaks in Alaska began to beckon and she
found herself on the slopes of Mt. Huntington for her first mountaineering
expedition. The Huntington climb has unsuccessful as her partner broke his ice
axe 200 feet from the summit and they had to turn back. This experience only
fueled her fire, as her desire to reach the top of the world’s most technical
peaks grew. The following year Stacy reached the top of Mt. McKinley and went
on to be part of the first successful all women ascent of Dablam, Nepal’s
Matterhorn at 22,495ft.
Stacy’s first attempt at Mt.
Everest was as a member of The North Face American Everest Expedition.
However, due to days spent waiting out a challenging storm trapped in a snow
cave and relentless winds the expedition made the difficult decision to turn
back. When she returned to the mountain in 1988 as a member of the Northwest
American Everest Expedition, Stacy’s dream of standing on top of the Worlds
highest peak came into fruition. After 29 days on the mountain Stacy became
the first American women to reach the summit.
Stacy has since been a
successful expedition leader up K2, considered the world’s most difficult peak
and second highest. Stacey’s mission is to encourage people to move beyond
there set limitations to achieve their dreams. She accomplishes these goals
not only through guiding, but public speaking and through her writing. Her
books include, Beyond the Limits: A Women’s Triumph on Everest and, Many
Mountains to Climb: Reflections on Competence, Courage and Commitment.
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
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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
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