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  Mt. Everest 2005: No weather Window from the North Side of Everest


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Our custom weather forecast shows no window for "normal climbers" on the North side of Everest. Only very strong climbers would be expected to be able to summit in these conditions. This forecast goes all the way to June 4th. Yes, climbers have summited in high winds, and climbers will probably summit this year in high winds. Climbers will also probably die trying...

Clients: What is safe (wind speed) for a client? Expect that to be debated highly if several get killed this year on the North side. These conditions are highly NOT recommended for clients. Only ":very good" climbers could possibly summit and then with a very high risk of lost of life.

There are dips down to 35 mph forecasted on the North, but they are short periods, with the wind picking back up, There is no 35mph period of wind period similar to the one earlier this year which resulted in 15 plus summits and one death.

The big commercial teams are holding back, most of the small commercial teams and independents are making a run for it as we expected they would... It is unclear how long some can stay...

The climbers who summited (or attempted to) the other night, got hammered BAD. The climbers at high camp got hammered bad too.. This is going to be a very hard year on Everest on the North side...

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.

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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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