Has it ever happened to you?
You are in bed, and you wake up little by little, because your sleep ran out,
you stretch, open one eye and... where am I? This is not my home, not even
base camp... ok! I am in a Lodge in Lobuche.
I have stretched a little
more and jumped to get out of bed, looked at the time, it is 9 in the morning.
What a joy, I have slept in a kind of bed! After the obligatory scratching
of my balls, a piss and a look outside the window, it looks like everything is
fine, I go out to have breakfast. At 4,900m, in a Lodge, one feels like at
The day is splendid, it may
be a sign, I don't know but I think it means something. We pick up everything
quick and we leave to BC. First we pass close to the pyramid that seems
closer, it shows that we are better acclimatized. In 2 hours we are in Gorak
Shep. When we get there we catch a blizzard and it starts snowing so with the
excuse to get some shelter we stopped to eat in a Lodge. We found 3 very nice
kids from Granada, well, one of them was British but he was already accepted
in the group. They are trekking and tomorrow they will come to have lunch
with us at BC.
After lunch we left Gorak
Shep and in 2 hours we were in BC. It is incredible, what we did before in 2
days, now we did in 4 hours. During the way the weather was bearable, but it
changed suddenly, but luckily we were already in shelter.
When we got to BC, we saw
that everybody is happy with the perspective of the weather forecasts. We
consulted the forecasts of the Brazilians, the Argentineans, the one from Leon
and it looks like it would be good weather from the 22nd.
The commercial and non
commercial expeditions start to get ready and put on the long crampons just
thinking that it 2 or 3 day we have to start the summit attack.
We are so happy that... we
are already making future plans, a sign that this is really going on.
We are going to have dinner
and a very good dessert. Until tomorrow.
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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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