Gav was planning on going up
to Camp 2 yesterday from Camp 1 but returned to Base Camp and then Gorak Shep
due to bad weather. There was very bad snow at Camp 1 and he didn't want to
risk walking to Camp 2 alone in a white out - what with all the crevasses etc!
Descending the infamous Khumbu Ice Fall in a whiteout on your own was quite an
experience apparently! Gav has a walkman with him so he put on a good
Three days of bad weather have been predicted - but this morning it doesn't
seem too bad. However Gav says he's in no hurry - all his gear is in place at
Camp 2 and he's feeling strong so no need to rush!
He would like to get to Camp 3 sometime in the next few days or so - just to
So for now he's back at Gorak Shep enjoying the sunshine and meeting trekkers
as they come to the end of their journey - the start of his.
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.