Everest Base camp
Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Rest day is always a favorite here at Everest base camp. We filled ours with
packing in preparation for an early morning departure and cleansing of bodies
and clothes. Our big ole plan is to get up at 2:30 am. and climb through the
Khumbu Icefall in the relative cool of the morning before the sun loosens the
Sercas. This is an important safety consideration as the Icefall is one of the
most dangerous sections of our route. We hope to beat the heat and arrive in
Camp by midday. So, today was one of rest and relaxation as we got all of our
ducks in a row.
The weather for the last week has been stellar and only now that we are to
begin climbing in earnest is it changing. We had clouds building throughout
the day and a bit of East wind(7-10 knots). Temperatures seem way warm(-15c at
night) and we are wondering how this will effect the Icefall a month from now.
Perhaps an early monsoon is awaiting us.
Despite the weather, all members are acclimatizing reasonable well. Our
spirits are high and we are feeling ready for the climb to begin. So, please
stay tuned for further adventures of Everest Expedition 2005.
“To The Summit”
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.