I rented transceivers, probes, and shovels from SMI in Bishop. Check them out at www.sierramountaineering.com. The owner Kurt offered up a lot of helpful information far beyond what I read on the forums too.
Sad news indeed. The guy an inspirational climber and also seemed like a genuinely nice guy. http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/04/30/everest-2017-ueli-steck-dies-on-nuptse/ Roger Owen says: April 30, 2017 at 6:11 am He was the most charming