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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Everest Base camp


Update: 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.

All 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 summit bids.

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!

Willi Prittie

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.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

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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