Everest Base camp
This is Jose Luis reporting from Everest Basecamp. The wind has subsided a bit
so it feels warmer here. The whole team is back together since Vernon arrived
this morning playing his little guitar. Everyone welcomed him with a warm hug.
Most of us enjoyed a wonderful hot shower this morning and we all agreed that
our two shower tents must be the best at base camp. It was easy to note that
every detail was carefully planned in advance to make us feel comfortable,
warm and above all clean, which is not easy to get up here.
Danielle finally finished knitting her wool hut. We were impressed, it looks
After having lunch, we prepared our gear in order to review rappelling and
ladder crossing. For the later purpose we counted with two aluminum ladders
lashed together and a couple of fixed lines on either side of them. All the
team members did a good job although the distance between the ladder and the
flat ice field was only a few inches. We did not want to risk at all amigos.
This distance will be progressively increased as our skills and balance get
better in the next couple of days. Vern and David were outstanding instructors
At dinner time we sung the classic Happy Birthday to Dianette in a friendly
This is it for now. Please stay tuned.
Our very best to you all,
Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave
Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent
team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge
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.