My wife just went all 'awwwww!' when I told her about the dog, and said she'd be disappointed now if we wouldn't have it too (she's serious dog-lover). Anyway, that must have been some serious mountaineer dog!
Re boots, I'm taking my Sportiva Nepal Evo's with Grivel G12's, plus good socks and hopefully nothing would get frozen there...?
Thanks Michael, appreciate the info! I finally got myself a Montane North Star down jacket, guess it should be enough for the temperatures there.We're sleeping in Mouflons, so the roaring fire is a very good news!
Also, hopefully that snow from earlier this week will consolidate over the next 2 weeks, and fingers crossed it ain't gonna snow heavily over that time - would be shame to have to turn back before reaching the summit...
Initial thank you for all your comments and advices so far!
I am definitely going to try them in the shop to see which fit best, and this is going to be huge factor in final selection. (And that's why I would rather avoid purchasing them online.) Right now though I am only asking for a theoretical selection, based on their specs.
And yes, I realize perfectly well such gloves are not waterproof. Or even water resistant. What I said was just to precise that their warmth plays much bigger role here.
O.D. Taku Stretch - not in the offer unfortunately. Looking at more "proof" models they have for example Odlo Element Windproof - butI don't like that wrist strap, and add it unnecessary bulkiness...
It just turned out that I need to restock on powerstretch gloves - just found my old ones, and well, they are pretty worn out... I know the subject has been discussed on the forum several times already, but here it is going to be a quiz.
Just had a look what my local shop has to offer, and the choice is as follows:
- Black Diamond Heavyweight http://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/nos-produits/gants-et-bonnets/sous-gants-et-petits-gants/heavyweight-gant-m.html
- The North Face Powerstretch http://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/powerstretch-m-gant-h.html