Sunday, MAY 1st BC, HOME SWEET
Although we don't
have a tub or bed here, or if we can't eat whatever we want by just going to
the fridge to look for it, the comforts here in Base Camp make us feel like
home, but we don't forget that we want to go back home.
Today it was a day... well,
just that, a day, period, or do you want each day to have something
special?... Well, not, this has been a totally bleak day, with nothing
special... NOT, we were just fooling around! It has been an incredible day,
very special, a lot of things happened and we are about to tell you...
This morning we woke up
because of knocks on our tent, we didn't know what was happening, it was the
Sirdar that was removing the accumulated snow on the tents, because it had
snowed all night long, and it stopped until late in the morning...
This sensation has not been
nice for us, to spend the morning inside because when we got out of the mess
tent we became "white"...
But not all has been bad, at
least not for everybody, because Haya has been able to introduce among us the
game of "liar" with the dice and domino... Applause for Haya who finally did
it, it took a month but we are here.
The best of all was to
explain the Italian and the Brazilians the rules of "liar", and see how they
went from na´ve newbies to irreverent, with killer faces to intimidate us...
It was really good, because
it kept us out of the Chillout from breakfast to dinner and it animated us a
little in this gray day...
A little before dinner,
Diego, the Italian, left to Gorak Shep, the last lodge we visited, to rest
comfortably in these days of bad weather. We, who are cheap, stayed in Base
Camp, waiting for the forecasts to go wrong and hoping we can wash some
clothes, those are our worries today...
David went into the kitchen
to help our cook.
For the moment there is not
much, after dinner we updated our reports and chronicles and here we are,
ready to start another round of domino to relax... Well, not everything has
to be ice and ladders on Everest...
Translated from Spanish by
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 Ľ 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.