Camp 3 Bound!
Base camp life is treating us all well. We are busy taking showers, reading,
watching movies, socializing with other expeditions, eating good food and
sleeping. Life is good!! Yesterday our trekking team, Danika, Phil, Wynn,
Eric, and Jerry left for Pheriche.
Tomorrow, May 10th, our climbing team Eric, Dean, Ray, Willie and I leave for
camp 2. The following day, May 11th, we head for camp 3 to spend the night.
By May 13th we plan to be back at base camp to rest for our summit attempt.
We have a very strong and experienced Sherpa team, Lhakpa, Pasang, Mingma,
Undi, and Lhama Jungbu. Our Sherpas carried a load to camp 3 today and they
are staying at camp 2 tonight. Tomorrow they will climb to the south col to
stock camp 4 and then return to camp 2 and the following day will climb with
us to camp 3!
We are constantly working with other commercial expeditions and comparing
various weather reports, so we can plan for a safe summit day.
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.