Gav calls in from Base Camp -
having walked from Gorak Shep today and set up camp. He reports a very strange
atmosphere - sherpas literally running down paths away from Ice Fall. There's
an air of bad luck about the mountain.
Plenty of hard decisions to be made by other teams over next couple of days as
to whether they should stay on or call it quits after losing gear in the Camp
1 avalanche. He feels as though he is quietly slipping through the net which
has caught so many.
He's going to see what the weather's like for Camp 3 and potentially Camp 4
foray. He would prefer just the former for now as he is all alone and has no
oxygen. He wants to test out all his summit gear - up until now has been using
lightweight equipment. He report the Berghaus equipment he has been using is
fantastic ... wouldn't trust anything else now.
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
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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
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
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