Hannelore Schmatz of West
Germany, age 39, was the fourth and oldest woman to Summit Everest on October
2, 1979. Unfortunately, she died of exhaustion while descending becoming the
first woman and first German to die on Everest.
Schmatz was on an expedition via
the South East Ridge route with her husband and expedition leader, Gerhard
Schmatz. Gerhard became the oldest to summit Everest at age 50. Also on the
expedition was the Schmatz’ American colleague, Raymond Genet. Genet died at
27,552 feet while descending the summit on the same expedition that claimed
In 1984, while trying to
recover Hannelore’s body, Yogendra Bahadur Thapa and Sherpa Ang Dorje fell to
Hannelore was with an America
Raymond Genet, who also died after they had to bivouac at 27,552' on their way
down from the summit.
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
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Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
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-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
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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
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