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 Mt. Everest 2005: The Singapore National University Team


 

Update: The decision is finally made that Group 1, already at Camp 2, will aim to summit on May 30. Group 2 will do so the following day.The changes in the target summit days have been frustrating and it was a relief that they have finally been fixed.

Just before lunch a call came through from the Make It Real team. The six NUS undergraduates had summitted Island Peak a few days earlier, a highly laudable achievement for a group of new mountaineers. They had arrived at Gorak Shep, just three hours trek away, so we invited them to EBC.

They arrived at about 4.30pm and it was delightful to see them. All looked fit and well except for bouts of cough and sore throat, which were quickly treated by our doctor Nguk. Their visit was also special because it reminded the expedition directors of the first MIR team that visited their base camp at Xixabangma in 2002. That pioneer MIR team included Khong Lean and Stefen, now in the NUS Everest team. Stefen was pleased to be at EBC to greet the members of MIR 4!

Meanwhile, up in Camp 2, Lindley felt restless and decided to get some exercise by trekking to the foot of Lhotse Face. It was an enjoyable trek which would prepare him well when he leaves for Camp 3 on May 28 with Ernest.

Dispatches

 

 

Millet One 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 collar.

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A cold 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.

 






 

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