Hi Everyone, This in
Christine reporting from Kathmandu. Our entire group has arrived in
Kathmandu. This morning our group went for a nice hike to the top of Langda
Lungda just outside of Kathmandu. Everyone enjoyed the trek and an
opportunity to stretch out their legs from the long international flight. Ray
Behm, Ray Caron, Sam Sabri and Eric Garza went on our Kathmandu tour this
afternoon while the remaining members packed for the weeks ahead. Eric
Garza's luggage didn't arrive yesterday with him, but fortunately it arrived
This evening our climbing
members will meet to talk about logistics for the next couple months and
answer questions. Afterwards our entire group will go out to a nice Nepali
restaurant close to our hotel.
Our Lukla flight leaves early
tomorrow morning. Everyone is excited about our upcoming adventure and happy
to get on the trail tomorrow!
The next dispatch will be
from the Khumbu valley!
All the best,
Mountain Madness, Inc.
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal
Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and
continuing to the summit via the Southeast ridge.
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.
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.