This is Phil Crampton reporting for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition
2006. Today October 2nd saw a second group of summits. David Cole and Stephen
Backshall summitted at 8am, Samuli Mansikka and Phil Crampton summitted at
830am. We were assisted by our Tibetan Sherpas Dunba who summitted at 815am,
and Luda, who summitted with Stephen and Phil. Everybody is doing very good,
we're all in good health. Stephen is down at ABC, and David, Samuli and Phil
are all in Camp 2, coming down to ABC tomorrow.
Tomorrow, hopefully, Philip Ling, Jason Marsh, Michael Hsu, assisted by
Tibetan Sherpas Ping Tso and Gesang will also hopefully summit. The weather
looks good, although we expect some high winds on the summit plateau. We would
like to send all our thoughts to our family members who have been following
the climb, and we would like let everybody know that we are very safe and are
looking forward to seeing them again. This is Phil Crampton, 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
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.