May 13th, 2005
Last night we slept at camp
3, finally! After several attempts going to camp 3, the weather Gods finally
allowed us our goal. We had a beautiful sunset with clouds below us and
8000-meter peak, Cho Oyu, in the distance at our 7400 meter camp. Our night
was windless. Everyone felt fine and had a good night for their first time at
camp 3. We prepared an early dinner of Chicken Casserole before retiring into
our sleeping bags for the night.
We left camp 3 by 8 a.m. for
base camp. The winds picked up on our descent, but by the time we reached
camp 2 we were roasting from the sun. At camp 2 our cook Mila made us fried
chicken and cinnamon rolls. We then made our way down the western cwm and
through the icefall. Lakpa Sherpa greeted us with Coke a Cola before we
reached base camp. We all agree it is good to be back home. We took showers
and enjoyed another good meal.
Now we are ready for our
summit attempt. It's now up to the weather Gods when we will go back up.
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal
Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and
continuing to the summit via the Southeast ridge.
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
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