Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
lined with Gore tex performance it's going to keep you dry.
tka 100 inner fleece
Heat seeker synthetic insulation inner. Its lovely and warm makes you look super hot.
The North Face 3 in 1 Brigatta Triclimate €199
The North Face Upland €155, and black
The North Face Men’s Point Five Jacket is a fully featured pinnacle waterproof hard shell for peak bagging mountain men. Made from waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex© Pro Shell which in engineered for the most demanding outdoor athletes and serious enthusiasts who want total reliability when the weather strikes. Fully adjustable helmet compatible hood. Performance fit for leaner figures. Pit zips are built in for optimal venting. Maintain upward momentum whatever weather confronts you in The North Face Men’s Point Five Jacket which is a mountain shell that is a best-in-class Summit Series™ jacket.Features are as follows;
Fully featured pinnacle hard shell for peak-bagging alpinists that keep moving in extreme conditions; made from waterproof, breathable, durable and ultra-lightweight GORE-TEX® Pro Shell. Performance fit
Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed
Attached, fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
Two alpine pockets
One internal chest pocket
Nonabrasive molded cuff tabs
Now up to swing is the North Face Drew Peak hoodie, what this really is, is a jumper with a hood and a big TNF logo. The advantage about this is that its cotton and not wool.
70 bucks how bad
It also comes in brown with all the same features, isn't that amazing, simply amazing.
In this shot we see Patrick sporting a nuptse vest black on the shoulders and grey on the chest a really eye catching piece, if you had one of those posh stripey scarves you would look the boy in your local boat club.
With a 700 fill down its sure to keep you warm.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Nanga parbat (yeah, the photo on the right).
So before we get into the people, kit lists, itinerary etc, lets have a more detailed look at what they are to expect when they get to that big mountain in Pakistan. (Much of this is copied from summitpost.org so thanks to them for the info as my knowledge was fairly limited).
Nanga Parbat is, according to those who have seen her in person, a truly awesome spectacle. The south face is the largest in the world extending over four kilometres above base camp. I can only imagine what this must look like up close and personal - the photos i have seen online are awe inspiring enough.
The Rupal Face (yeah, that photo on the right).
To date there have only been five ascents from the south.
Hermann Buhl’s summit route has only been repeated once (Slovak, 1971) to this day. His ascent marked only the third 8000m ascent after Annapurna I (1950) and Everest and was the only first summit of all the 8000ers to be done without oxygen and of course solo. Most attempts nowadays are via the Westerly Diamir face which is generally considered to be the easiest and safest with the Kinshofer Route the normal route. Nanga Parbat, as of 2005, had received 263 ascents by 261 individuals (Messner and SP Member Qudrat Ali have climbed it twice) at a price of 62 deaths. Sixteen women have summited the mountain. Numerous challenging lines still await. The most difficult is an ascent of Nanga Parbat via the unclimbed Mazeno Ridge which constitutes the longest ridge in the world. A number of expeditions have made ‘attempts’ on the mountain during winter but to no avail.
until next time.
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