The bags are zipped…and here’s what they are zipped with…click here for some musical accompaniment…
Here’s what I packed for my head…two warm hats, a balaclava, sun hat, two buffs and two headlamps (important items get redundancy.
Here’s what I packed for my shoulders…and upper body. Down parks, puffy jacket, Gore-tex shell, two fleeces, three merino wool hippies, three merino wool t-shirts, summit mitts, guide gloves x2, two pairs working gloves and one pair of electronic friendly liner gloves.
Here’s what’s going to cover my knees: Puffy pants, Gore-tex shell pants, guide pants (with and without side zips), three pairs base layer long johns (with and without zippers), trekking pants, belt, and gaiters.
Here’s what going to cover my toes: Summit boots, trekking boots, down booties, camp shoes, three pairs of climbing socks with liners, three pairs of trekking socks, and one pair of socks for my camp shoes.
My down suit will cover my “Head, shoulders, knees and toes…not to mention my eyes and ears and mouth and nose…
As will my sleeping bags…one for base camp and one for up high…
All of the above (and much more) are now stuffed, packed, and zipped into two big duffels and I’m ready to enter the airplane bardo later tonight. I’ll arrive in Kathmandu Tuesday morning KTM time, Monday evening YYT time. Thanks for all the wonderful send-off messages…I feel well loved, feted, and appreciated as I head off to this big challenge called Everest 3.0. Catch you from Kathmandu!
All the best T.A….Les
Priority #1 is return flight, Happy Climbing!
Good luck all the way to the top!