Sunday, May 15, 2005 - From
Camp I to Camp II - After a very cold night (-25ºC) on the North Col at 7,000
meters and hit hard by the wind we could rest find. At 7h in the morning we
had a good sun that had put us ar work, with our first task, to melt snow to
be able to eat and get energy for the long day ahead of us. After 9h in the
morning, all ready and covered we have left from the North Col to Camp 2. the
ridge we followed all day was endless , we had slopes of snow, some steeper
than others, and while we were walking we looked back at Camp 1 and it seems
smaller as we progress, and the North Face of Everest is getting closer and
closer. The wind has made our march difficult in some moments, coming in
strong gusts. At 15h in the afternoon we were at 7,600m in Camp 2, we
installed the tents, with the help of the Sherpas, and we got into our refuge
to recover strength, because in this moment the wind started to blow very
hard. From the tent we can see the summit of Everest and in front our old
friend Cho Oyu to remember past expeditions.
We will gather strength
because tomorrow we will pass the 8,000 meters mark, waiting for the wind to
diminish tonight so that we can rest to continue working tomorrow.
Good night from Camp 2.
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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.
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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