Everest Base Camp
Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Ah, it’s been a glorious four days of rest and recuperation. We’ve enjoyed
oxygen, good food and lots of sleep. Today was no exception; however, there is
now a sense of urgency coursing through the team. We are in preparation mode
because tonight we awaken at 2:30am for our second acclimatization climb. We
took our last showers for a while and packed trail snacks into our rucksacks.
Some of us repaired holy gloves while others sharpened our crampons. Our
Sherpa team has reported very hard blue ice on the Lhotse Face so sharp spikes
on our crampons will enable our boots to stick in the ice with less effort.
“Less effort “ becomes very important when multiplied thousands of times. Most
of us also tried to take care of last minute communications with calls and
emails. We will be out touch while we are trying to push our bodies up to
23,000 ft. for the next week.
This is one
cool team. Though we are quite diverse in age, occupation, nationality and
gender, we have melded into a motivated yet caring team. This group has humor,
hope and heart and that’s a wonderful combination. The weather has been
cooperating and the report of coming winds will hopefully hold off until we
have attained Camp 3. Keep sending the best wishes, we appreciate ‘em.
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.