weather was very bad last Saturday and Sunday (16. and 17.7.): A lot of new
snow and very high risk of avalanches. Christian, Andi and some other climbers
remained at camp 1 and waited for better weather and conditions. But finally
they decided, that the risk is to high to continue the expedition. Although
some other climbers startet towards the summit on Monday. Three of them,
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and two Italians, reached the summit on Thursday.
7/15: 16 climbers started on Saturday: Christian, Andi, 4 Italian guys and 10
members of the Austrian/Swiss group. They want to reach summit on Tuesday.
Perhaps they are back to basecamp on Wednesday.
7/13: Since yesterday weather at Gasherbrum II is bad again
(after 2 days sun). New snow destroys the ski-track to camp 2. Nobody has been
at camp 3 so far. Our expedition group (8 Italian and 2 German) has to be
ready next week on Thursday and so time is scarce. 3 members of our expedition
group want to start to summit tomorrow, the next 3 person want to start on
Friday an the remaining climbers on Saturday. The German members are Christian
Rottenegger and Andreas Seiler.
7/14 Yesterday weather was very very bad (0,5 meter new snow). They want to
start on Saturday (hope the winds are not to heavy).
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
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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
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