Six team members have 50 Mt.
Everest summits between them!
The SuperSherpas Expedtion
summit team of world record holders Apa Sherpa (16 summits of Mt. Everest) and
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa (fastest ascent in 10 hours 56 minutes and 46 seconds) have
named their support team. The additional members are:
Ang Pasang Sherpa – Ang
Pasang, who lives in Thame with his wife and three children, has 6 Everest
summits, his first on Bob Hoffman's Everest expedition in 1998 (5/20/1998).
Next he summited Everest on May 18, 2000 with the Sherpa Women's expedition.
His third summit was on the NFB Everest expedition on May 25, 2001. All
Summits were via the standard south east ridge route. He has also had 1 summit
of Lhotse. Ang Pasang is from Namche-7, Thame, Solukhumbu. He is Apa’s wife’s
(Yangjn) brother. Ang Pasang Sherpa is 40 years old.
Arita Sherpa – Arita is also
from the village of Thame and is Apa’s younger brother. Arita is 44 years old
and lives with his wife and two children. He has summited Everest 7 times.
Pasang Tharke Sherpa – Pasang
is in the process of joining the expedition. He has reached the summit of Mt.
Everest 3 times. His expeditions of note are: 2000 – Environmental climb of
Evererst with the USA team, the 2001 Japanese team, the 2002 International
Team, the 2003 American team, the 2005 Spanish team, and in 2006 the British
Dawa Nuru Sherpa – Dawa Nuru
is Lhakpa Gelu’s younger brother and has summited Mt. Everest 6 times. His
home is in Solu Khari Khola. His climbs of note are: the 1997 British Everest
team, the 1999 British Everest team, the 2000 Canadian Everest team, the 2001
USA Everest team, the 2003 USA Everest team, the 2004 Discovery Everest team,
the 2005 Japanese Everest team, and the 2006 Japanese Everest team. Dawa Nuru
is 29 years old.
The support team is
responsible for setting camps and fixing ropes above Base Camp.
The mission of the
SuperSherpa expedition is to highlight the extraordinary athletic abilities of
the Sherpa people, the beauty of Nepal, and bring to light the Sherpa culture
and the untold story of their contributions to extreme altitude climbing.
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
See more here.