10 April -
Today we left Kathmandu in a small twin engine, twin pilot, 18 seat propeller
driven "Twin-Otter", the trusty workhorse of the Khumbu-Everest trekking
trade. We flew for 40 minutes from Kathmandu to the airstrip at 2,840 metre/9,300
foot-high Lukla. Upon arriving and collecting our equipment and gear, we
loaded up yaks and porters and strolled a couple of hours down and through the
forested and farmed Dudh Khosi valley with a small clean river ripping through
a narrow green rocky mountain studded valley to the picturesque small town of
Phakding. Here we camped in a field on the river bank at 2,650 metres/8,700
feet. All members feel great, excited and ready to head further up the Khumbu
Valley to Namche Bazaar tomorrow.
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.