Wednesday, February 1

Equipment Focus - Ghost SL 40

Nearly impervious to weather, the Ghost™ SL is designed for Arctic, Himalayan, and Antarctic expeditions. It is our most hardcore, cold temperature bag. Mountain Hardwear’s exclusive welded-baffle construction and moisture shedding Conduit™ SL shell aid insulation and wind resistance. Ghost’s roomy cut provides room for dressing / undressing, or for extra comfort when you’re waiting out a storm at base camp.

Equipment Focus - Millet/OneSport Everest

For the 6,000-8840m range

The Everest is the benchmark for high-altitude disciplines.
It has trodden the fourteen 8,000+ metre peaks, the Seven Summits and the two poles, and today equips the vast majority of expeditions to the Himalayas. New materials, such as GORE-TEX® Top Dry, have made it 10% lighter, and it achieves isothermal performance down to -60°C.

- High-performance upper, insulating, waterproof, and very resistant to abrasion.
- Removable inner slipper in insulating aluminised alveolite.
- Microcellular midsole increases insulation.
- Carbon and Kevlar® inner rigidity reinforcements.

Equipment Focus - Bask Expediton suit

Very warm down overall for extreme conditions during polar expeditions and high altitude Alpine climbing. The salopettes are very lightweight and take up little space. Thanks to "closed warm seam" technology it will protect you against extreme frost (-35°C).

Anatomical shaping of the knee patch and elbow area
Uses "Closed warm seam" technology
Big warm hood with tunnel, can be easily adjusted with elastic cord , cordlocks and a Velcro flap
Front, back and side zippers are insulated with inner flaps and closed with outer Velcro flaps
Elastic, adjustable suspenders inside the saloppettes
Cuffs are made of Polartec® fabric
Cuff volume is adjusted by Velcro flaps
Hooks on the sleeves for fastening gloves
Two capacious outer pockets are covered with Velcro flaps
"Warm" chest pocket with zipper
Two inner pockets with zippers
Single zipper runs along the full length of the pants and around the rear, allowing you to adjust ventilation and to detach the back flap
Front zipper with two sliders can be opened both from the top and bottom
Snow gaiters at the bottom
Knee area and bottom part of the pants are reinforced with durable fabric

Click on this link above to see Dave Peglers company - If he did not have it in stock he got it for me. His service and that of his colleagues was fantastic!

Equipment - Other

Mountain Hardware - Ghost SL 40
Snowline Mountain Equip sleeping bag


Cebe OTG Edge - Cat. S3
Adidas Evil eye Elevation climacool

Leica Binoculars
Canon Camera & Lens & Charger
Sony camcorder & charger
Video tapes
Polar watch
Camera bag
Summit camera Sony cybershot W100
Satellite phone & charger & battery
Solar Charger

Equipment - Upper body

PHD - Mustagh Down Jacket
Arc'teryx Men’s Alpha SV Jacket
Wild Things Insulated jacket
Icebreaker Bodyfit260 Slalom shirt Zip alloy/mars L
Mountain Equipment Fleece jacket
Mountain Equipment blue base layer top
Mountain Equipment Coop orange base layer top
Expedition weight thermal shirt MH powerstretch top

Equipment - Lower Body

Icebreaker Bodyfit260 Bodyfit260 Strider black/charcoal L
Expedition weight thermal trousers MH powerstretch tights
Trekking trousers
North Face fleece longs
Mountain Equipment Coop blue base layer longs
Moonstone Shell outer trousers

Equipment - Hands & Head

Soft base layer Gloves
Mountain HW Mountain Mitt
Black diamond ice glove
Beanie hats

Equipment - Feet

Millet One Sport Everest
Raichle - Approach boots
Smartwool Socks - Mountaineer
Smartwool Socks - Liner
Coolmax liners socks
Hiking socks

Equipment - Climb

Respro Sportsta Mask
Osprey Crescent 85 backpack
DMM Harness
Life adventure flask
Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe
Leki poles
Petzl MYOBELT XP head torch
Petzl - Ascender
Grivel Ice tools
Belay device, carabiner, sling
Bask expedition suit

Equipment - Camps

Exped down mattress 9
Thermarest - original
Black Mug
Jetboil stove
MSR Windpro stove
Water bottles - Nalgene
MSR Titan™ 2-Liter Pot
Titan™ Kettle
Head torch - tent Petzl tikka
Base camp tent
Mountain tents
Victorinox knife