Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
Hello from Namache Bazaar!
Today was a great day for a
trek!! The weather was cool and made the climb to Namache very bearable.
Everyone except for Ron Nisson made it to Namache. Ron felt a little ill, so
he decide to stay back one day.
Yesterday we flew into
Lukla. A few of our member's baggage didn't arrive. We hope they would
arrive on the next flight. We continued on to Phakding, our camping spot for
the night. The missing bags didn't arrive by 4 p.m. so we thought that a few
members would have a cold night without their warm clothes and sleeping bags.
At 5p.m a helicopter flew into Phakding with a special delivery...the missing
bags!!! We all celebrated!! Unfortunately we are still missing a couple
bags, but think they will show up soon.
Tomorrow is a rest day for
the climbers and trekkers. We are having a great time and can't wait for the
days a head!
Talk to everyone soon!
All the best,
Mountain Madness, Inc.
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal
Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and
continuing to the summit via the Southeast 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.