Russell Brice of Himalayan Experience introduces SOTO's WindMaster in the Himalayan Experience newsletters.
Part of my packing is the process of cleaning and sorting our high altitude cook sets which comprise of 2 x pots, 2 x bowls, 2 x spoons, a plywood base to put the stove on in the snow so as the cooker does not melt into the snow, 1 x filter so as we can drain the water so as to not have bits of foreign debris in the water and of course 1 x stove. Over the past 3 years we have been working with a Japanese company Soto to develop a small light weight stove suitable for high altitude. In fact this is actually an intelligent stove that adjusts gas pressure according to altitude so as it becomes more efficient and therefore uses less gas. We always have trouble with self-igniters, but in the last few years we have been able to make improvements to this as well. A small but vital piece of equipment that we rely upon so much.
---Excerpted from himalayanexperience.com
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