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  Everest 2006: Fi and Paul: All at Base camp


Location: Everest Base Camp
Altitude: 5350m
Local Time: Thurs, 6th April, 5pm
Weather: Cloudy & Snowy, -5C

Hi, it's Chris here. Bridget and I have now arrived at base camp. It has been snowing most of the afternoon, but it is not too cold in the dining tent which we are in at the moment.

Bridget and I have had a great past three days, with the highlight being getting engaged!!! I proposed to Bridge in our lodge room three nights ago. The was no light so we were in the dark, looking at each other with our headtorches. I was planning to ask Bridge the next day on top of Kala Patar, the highest point in our trip, and also the best view of Everest, but I was getting too nervous and couldn't wait that long!

The next day we did climb Kala Patar, which was fantastic. There are almost 360 degree views, including a great view of Everest (it can't be seen from base camp). We gave Passang our camera and to take a couple of photos and he took about 30! There has to be at least one good one that we can enlarge!

Hi it's Bridget here. It's been an exciting few days, with a great surprise from Chris! I wonder if we hold some kind of record for a high altitude engagement?! We have called our parents on Paul and Fiona's sat phone - obviously we would love to tell all our brothers and sisters and friends individually, but unfortunately logistics are a bit difficult here, so hope you understand.

So now just chilling out at Base Camp and looking forward to watching Paul and Fiona trying out the icefall tomorrow! The camp is pretty luxurious and the scenery fantastic.

Bridget & Chris

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.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

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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