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
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...
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.