After weeks of waiting at Base
Camp, the weather forecasts are finally suggesting that there is a summit
window opening up at the end of the month. This is the latest first summit
during any Everest season in recent memory.
Robert and Edwin, who had
wanted to leave tomorrow for Camp 2 to begin their summit bid, will now be
leaving on either 26th or 27th. Their summit target dates will thus be 30th or
31st May, when the winds will be milder.
Climbing without oxygen is a
daunting challenge and the climbers want to maximize their chances of success
by taking advantage of the best possible weather.
Kim Boon, meanwhile, given
his problems with acclimatizing, has decided to climb with oxygen. He is
leaving for Camp 2 where he will wait for the ropes to be fixed to the summit.
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.