This is Phil Crampton, Expedition Leader, reporting for the
SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition Fall 2006. Today is September 12th, we all
arrived in Advanced Base Camp, except for Arnold Coster, Steven Backshall, and
our assistant Cook Sange, who will arrive tomorrow. All the members are
healthy and are looking forward to a couple of rest days.
There was a meeting this evening hosted by Nima Tsering of
the CTMA, and all the expedition leaders were in attendance to discuss the
fixed rope placement on the mountain. As we are one of the main expeditions
again this year we have agreed to supply rope and hardware as well as provide
seven Sherpas to assist in the rope fixing. There is a lot of snow on the
mountain this year and we have all decided to fix rope all the way from Camp 1
to the summit plateau for the safety of the climbing Sherpas.
Tomorrow our Tibetan Sirdar Luda and our Tibetan Sherpas
Ping Tso, Gesang, Dunba and myself will carry loads to
and establish Camp 1. We will report more in a few days. This is Phil
Crampton for SummitClimb Cho Oyu 2006
Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:
Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser.
Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.
Coster. Holland. Expedition Leader.
Ling. Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition leader in
Holton. England and Belgium.
Gianfranco Valente. Italy.
Hsu. USA and China.
Tibetan staff list for the current Cho
Head Climbing "Sirdar": Luda
Regular Mt. Climbing Staff: Dunba, Ping Tso, & Gesang
Personal Climbing "Sherpa": Tseren Dee'anja
Cook helper: Chanba
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
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-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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