Wilco van Rooijen announced last week he will attempt Mt Everest from the
North side in spring 2004 without oxygen. He will go with Rex Snelders
(attempt on Manaslu 2003) and possibly Ron Doorakkers (McKinley 2003) then
descend with a paraglider from the summit!!
You might recall Wilco from Everest 2002, when we covered him and
Hans van der Meulen. Hans van
der Meulen and Wilco are below. Our coverage of Hans van der Meulen and Wilco
from 2002 is here.
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.