Gonzalez-Rubio on the Summit K2
Thank you all for believing
and supporting me.
We were ready to attack the
summit, but the weather changed suddenly and the humidity was even higher
until it reached 75%, which makes it difficult to walk on the mountain. We
decided to go down to base camp to recover strength during two days to then
make another attempt.
I plan to leave Monday to
camp 1, Tuesday to camp 2, Wednesday to camp 3 and between Thursday and Friday
get to the summit. If it happens on the 13th it would be a gift for Colombia
and for my daughter Gabriela who will be 2 years old that day.
I will inform you more about
my progress soon.
Note: This information is from delayed
Translated from Spanish by
Fernando Gonzalez-Rubio K2 Summiter Q&A March 2005 A must read
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more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
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-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
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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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