Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact

   Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

 

  




  Mt. Everest 2005: Four Friends To Climb Everest For A Cure: Rumor of a window


Copyright©Everestnews.com

Update: May 9-10, As we sit here in BC, we are hearing a possible rumor of a weather clearing early next week, but it is just a rumor.  As for our team, our Sherpas are still running loads up to our higher camps (2,3 and 4) and it is absolutely amazing.  Many of them have carried double loads and more.  One carried 6, 4 liter and 2, 3 liter oxygen bottles to high camp in one load -which is over a 30 kilo load (over 65 pounds not counting his own gear) an amazing feat.   

As for our morale, we had a bit of a crisis this morning, at 8:55 am, Nepali time, we ran out of maple syrup for our breakfast meals.  This small item is a rather rare commodity up here and we are now in search/scavenge/trade mode to find more.   

Team members have been hiking out of BC as high as 19,000 by near by Pumori and we recently watched a helicopter ferry in food supplies and evac climbers and gear from last weeks incidents.  Its always a tense event to watch a huge machine strain at this altitude and to land so close to tents and climbers standing around.

On the gear front, we are happy to report that the majority of our sponsored equipment has been working well.  Our Sherpa Adventure Gear down parkas and jackets are doing well and keep us snug and warm during the cold nights.

One piece of gear I can not say kudos enough about is my CWX long underwear/active wear.  These are designed with specific support zones on the legs especially the hamstrings, knees and calves.  I have had issues for the past few years with my knees during my extended trips and I have used my CWX literally from the start of the trek, from Lukla all the way up to Camp 3, and I have not had to use my knee brace yet ( knock on wood) for extra support.  I of course have washed these things numerous times on the down time and they have stood up the test of wear and tear so far.  Thermally, they've done a great job keeping me cool when its hot out, and warm when its cool.  The only flaw so far has been that I did not bring spare pairs - but the set I do have will be on me during my summit push.

Our team is set for our summit push and we thank all those well wishers. Rob

Dispatches

 

Rob Chang Everest Climber, author and motivational speaker. To book Rob e-mail

 
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.

 






   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Atomic

   Big Agnes

   Black Diamond

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   Chaco

   Cloudveil

   Columbia
  
CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Exofficio

   FiveTen

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Gregory

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
  
Headlamps

   Hestra
  
Helmets

   Helly Hansen

   HighGear

   HornyToad
  
Ice Axes

   Julbo

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Life is Good

   Lowa

   Lowe Alpine

   Lowepro

   Millet

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Osprey

   Outdoor Research
  
Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   Prana

   Princeton Tec

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Royal Robbins

   Salomon

   Scarpa

   Scott

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Sterling Rope

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Teva

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
  
Yaktrax
  
and more here

 



Send email to  • Copyright© 1998-2012  EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it