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  Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter: The retrieval of the camera: Our Everest Expedition chooses to use "Summit Oxygen"

"Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter: The retrieval of the camera" The Everest Expedition 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!

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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 SummitOxygen.

However, the climbers would prefer a system without the problems of the heavy oxygen bottles of the past and the regulators freezing up. And don't 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 fails.

In our testing, 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 Irvine had SummitOxygen!!

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 advantages see here for their web site.

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