Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
Back at Base Camp!
Yesterday Ray, Eric, Willie, Kay, Lahkpa and I started out at 6 a.m. to climb
up the Lhotse Face to camp 3. Kay had problems with the cold, so she
descended down to base camp with Lhakpa. The rest of the group climbed high
on the face and Eric actually touched our camp 3. We returned to camp 2 for
the night. "Super Mila" cooked us a delicious meal...once again! Dean
descended yesterday to Namche Bazaar to get dental work. He will come back to
base camp in the next few days.
Rest of our team (Ray, Eric, Willie and I) descended down to base camp today.
Nima Sherpa met us coming down the glacier with Coke-a-Cola and snacks. We
are all enjoying the oxygen enriched air and the amenities of base camp. We
appointed Eric as our movie coordinator. Today we watched "40 days and 40
It snowed this afternoon, so it was difficult to take showers. Showers will
have to wait until tomorrow morning when the sun is out. Now it is R&R for
about 4 days and the time needed to allow our bodies to recover.
We send our best, Christine
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.