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  Mt. Everest 2005: George Dijmarescu and Lakpa Sherpa: How good are they?


Update 5/17/2005: George and Lakpa are doing fine. They are still at ABC eating well and thinking of you. They do not go down to base camp but instead stay at ABC for the whole expedition. George and Lakpa eat with the Sherpas. George believes one should eat like the Sherpas do, it works for them, and he has summited 6 times in the last 6th years, once without oxygen (something less than 100 have done on Everest). So now you know his secret!

How good are George and Lakpa? Sadly, we might never know. Lakpa, of course is a Sherpa. Off the mountain you would think she is just a housewife. On the mountain, she has what it takes and more! She can turn it on, and you know it!

George and Lakpa, has a young daughter, Sunny, so climbing besides their annual vacation to Everest is hard. George, has some plans for some interesting climbs, that hopefully we can tell you more about in the future. Chuck, a professional guide went to Everest last year on the Asian Trekking expedition that George joins every year. Chuck  summited with George on his first attempt on Everest, said this about George: "There is no way I could keep up with him, when he did not want me too."

George has a high level of respect for Everest. He has seen many die in the last 7 years. Their friends ask you to please keep George and Lakpa in your thoughts and prayers in the next few weeks. Everest is a dangerous place, even for the best...

Update Page 2005

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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