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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: The most important part of the expedition which is yet to come


Update: May 12 Lobuche

     Hi everyone,

We hope you all are doing well.

Here we are at Lobuche, only one journey away from getting back to basecamp. While listening to Juanes (the famous colombian singer) in the common room of our lodge, our thoughts fly like the buddhist prayers through the wind to our loved ones back home. It is snowing outside which contrasts with the warm and cozy atmosphere around the wood stove in here. Everybody is well rested and well fed and eager to head for the summit. Now it all depends on what the weather has in store for us. We are all hoping we can go up without a long delay at basecamp. Our outstanding sherpa team has been working hard stocking high camp in preparation for our summit attempt.

Before reaching Lobuche we passed by a memorial site where there are several chortens remembering those who have died in the mountain. It is a very somber place. However the confidence and spirit of the group is high and we are all focused on having a successful and safe climb above all.

Thinking of you and your support for the most important part of the expedition which is yet to come.

Missing you all,
Jose Luis.

PS: Saludos para Adriana, Erick y Luigi de parte del Papi. Los quiero mucho.

Dispatches

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 route.

GUIDE STAFF (BIOS)

Lakpa Rita Sherpa
Senior Guide & Sirdar

Vern Tejas
Senior Guide

Willi Prittie
Senior Guide

Dave Morton
Senior Guide

Jose Luis Peralvo
Senior Guide

Ellie Henke
Base Camp Manager
CLIMBERS

Nigel Clark

Esther Colwill

Ron Farb

Kevin Grant

Cathy Groninger

Kent Groninger

Mostafa Mahmoud

Jeanne Stawiecki

Dianette
Strange-Wells

Tony Van Marken

David Liano

Danielle Fisher
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.

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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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