Yasuko Namba, a businesswoman
for Federal Express from Japan, was the second Japanese woman to summit
Everest and the Seven Summits. She was part of Rob Hall’s Adventure
Consultants team and summited Mount Everest on May 10, 1996. Yasuko Namba was
born on February 2, 1949 and, at the age of 47, Namba had become the oldest
woman to summit Mount Everest (a record that was later beaten by Anna
Czerwinska of Poland who summitted Everest at age 50) and now other women.
Namba’s hobby was mountaineering
and her summit accomplishments were many including: Kilimanjaro New Year’s
Day 1982; Aconcagua New Year’s Day 1984; Denali July 1, 1985; Elbrus August 1,
1992; Vinson Massif December 29, 1993; Carstensz Pyramid November 12, 1994.
In late April of 1996, Namba
signed on with Adventure Consultants, Rob Hall’s guiding company, and began
acclimatization for Mount Everest. After a sudden storm hit Everest and a
whiteout prevented the climbers from reaching their tents, nine climbers died,
including Yasuko Namba and Rob Hall. On May 10, 1996, Namba froze to death on
the South Col just a few hundred yards from safety.
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
SIZES LISTED. See more here.