May 24 Everest BC
Yes, still base camp! A few important notes first. Happy Birthday from
Danielle to dad!
On a sadder note for the entire team, we said goodbye to climbing member
Dianette yesterday. After a great deal of soul searching, Dianette’s decision
was to honor her commitment to her children by returning home by the date she
had originally promised. She will be missed by all of us, as was Jeanne after
her earlier departure. Jeanne and D, you’re still with us in spirit.
In fact, you will be with us as we move up to Camp 2 tomorrow. Climactic
indicators now suggest that by the 31 May/1 June wind will be moderating
significantly, although temperatures will be still unseasonably cold. So,
that’s what we will be going for.
expeditions left in Base Camp (several have gone home) are now cooperating on
organizing the final rope fixing high on Mt. Everest. We are expecting many
climbers to be heading up, and to help keep things moving, we are all
cooperating in helping put in both up and down safety ropes in several
difficult places high on Mt. Everest. A big thanks to Willie Benegas for
spearheading this project, which should help all of us to be safer on our
To all family and friends, thank you all for your prayers and best wishes, and
please keep up that support as we head up for our greatest challenge, the
summit of the world’s highest mountain!
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.