Our planned schedule allows plenty of time for equipment shopping in Kathmandu, where there are so many shops that you will find almost everything you need, except good high-altitude mittens and gloves.
Gauri Shankar Shop - Kathmandu - (For hardwear like Millet Everest Onesport boots, plastic boots, trekking boots, ice axes, crampons, ascenders, helmets, and harnesses and hiring ) - contact SummitClimb's Kathmandu offfice to check availability: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you very much
For soft goods like downjackets trousers and suits, we have used two shops:
A. Shona's Shop in Thamel: e-mail: email@example.com , phone: 4265120
B. Everest Hardwear shop in Thamel. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , tel 4230399, mobile (977)98510 45706
Warm mittens are necessary for North Col. Please don't frostbite your hands. We prefer mittens to gloves, as mittens are so much warmer. We are not sure who makes the best gloves. The warmest mittens come with a sturdy Goretex outer shell and a very warm polar fleece removable mitten liner.
You won't need to wear any liner gloves inside these mitts (they already have their own integral liner) so fit is very important. In Kathmandu you can find good quality Black Diamond and Mountain Hardwear mittens.
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