8000 Meters Facts
Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005
Dave Morton writing from Thame
Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Vern Tejas here, reporting the latest news of our Mount Everest climbing team.
We timed things just right this morning and were able to enjoy the sights and
sounds of the Saturday market that has made Namche Bazar so famous. Everything
from sneakers to rice to radios to fresh meat may be purchased for excellent
prices. All of these colorful items are carried in on the backs of hard
working porters and by the end of the day these goods are on the way to homes
throughout the Khumbu region. Many photos later we began our acclimatization
trek to the mountain village of Thame. A casual pace under clear skies is the
best way to get used to the thin air at 12,143 feet. We were treated to
marvelous views icy granite peaks reaching into the sky along our way. From
the prayer flag festooned bridge over the roaring Bhote Kosi river we spied a
small band of Himalayan Tar of mountain goats. Pleasantly fatigued from ours
days walk we ravenously devoured our supper. Team spirits are high and we send
our greetings to you all.
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
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-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
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shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
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Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
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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
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