Lindley and Ernest left this
morning for Camp 2, thus finally launching their summit bid. After a pre-dawn
breakfast, the two men left Base Camp at 5am, when the sky is already bright.
As Group 1 of the NUS team, they will be poised to summit on May 29 or 30,
depending on the establishment of the fixed ropes to the summit as well as the
weather, which will be relayed to them from Base Camp.
Group 2, comprising the rest of
the team, will leave the next day or so and aim to summit the day after Group
This is the final push. Three
years of training has come down to the next few days. It is important to
remember that many factors are not within the control of the members. Like any
worthwhile pursuit, there are risks -- some calculated, others perhaps
unpredictable. But we have faith in their judgement and maturity, and
confidence in their abilities.
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.