Saturday, March 1, 2008

Specialized boots and mitts

On Mt. Everest above 26,000 feet, is known as the death zone. At this height, the body starts to degenerate due to insufficient oxygen getting to the cells. Frost bite occurs at a very fast rate particularly in the hands and feet.
Dan was in Ohio on the weekend trying on special high altitude boots known as Millet Everest Boots so the toes won't freeze above high camp. We have ordered the special mittens by Outdoor Research to keep our fingers warm. All the gear we plan on buying in Canada and the US should be purchased by the end of this week.

Our next challenge is how best to communication from Mount Everest. I will leave that challenge up to our Computer/Electrical Engineering genius Adam.

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