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plans to use exclusively "SummitOxygen"
on Mt Everest in Spring 2004.
Why are we using this new
oxygen system tested last year on Everest? Because
our climbers want it!
Our climbers believe
SummitOxygen has developed the most efficient
supplementary oxygen system available on the market. The
system has been designed to overcome the physical and
logistical problems associated with using supplementary
oxygen for high altitude activities such as
mountaineering. The system was successfully tested last
year on Mt Everest.
Yes we will have back up
supplies of Poisk available to our team if there should
be a problem or if we happen to run out of
However, the climbers
would prefer a system without the problems of the heavy
oxygen bottles of the past and the regulators freezing
let anyone mislead you, new oxygen bottles can and do
fail on Everest. These Poisk oxygen systems and the
others in the past have failed, the key, of course, is to
have people and equipment in place in case the Poisk system
SummitOxygen allowed a climber 16 hours or more with
a single bottle of oxygen. We expect the system that we
will use in Spring of 2004 to be superior to the system
that our climber's used in early tests. This
SummitOxygen will allow our climbers to be fast and
quick as these bottles weigh much
less than the old systems. Two bottles could last our
climbers as long as 48 hours up high on Everest, and
still be lightweight. We will not need to carry all the
heavy oxygen bottle on our backs during the mission.
Climbers typically needs 2-3 bottles now for a 12-16
hours summit day alone. Just imagine if Mallory and
SummitOxygen could be the most
significant change in Mt Everest climbing since the custom
weather reports used on Mt Everest by some of the elite teams.
For much more on
SummitOxygen and the
see here for their web site.
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Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
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