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Postby SophiaClimbs » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:26 pm

Mattresses and blankets are pretty typical although a light sleeping bag (or liner) is good to have if you're normally cold or have sensitive skin.
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Postby Cautious » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:29 am

Bring a warm sleeping bag. Forget the Thermarest.
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Postby TorstenW » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:36 am

The rooms can get plenty cold on occasion, especially the higher up you go. Bedside drinks have been known to slush.

A pad would help you get warm quicker, keeping some thermal distance between you and that frigid ice-block-of-a-mattress you gotta lay on... :lol:
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Postby henry952 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:39 am

I went as far as pangbouche on the Everest base camp trek on my way to Ama Dablam. The tea houses were quite warm in my 15oz 35deg western mountaineering highlite bag. This was in late Oct. No need for a thermarest unless you are camping.

As an aside, my prolite 4 held up all the way on Cho Oyu despite all the warning that it was going to pop. I'll bring a ridgerest just for backup but that thermarest did wonders for a soft sleep on bumpy ground.
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