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 Everest 2008:  Bill Burke returns to Everest


Moving up the Lhotse Face to Camp IV

Bill Burke, who attempted Everest from the South as part of Dan Mazur team in 2007, will be back in 2008! His first report is below...

As most of you know, in 2008, I will return to Nepal for a reprise of my trip earlier this year. I hope to complete the last 100 meters of the mountain of my dreams...the magnificent Mt. Everest.  
  
--I will be posting reports of my 2008 trip.  What is new for 2008 is that, on summit day, I plan to file 6 reports: (i) upon departure from Camp IV at the South Col (26,000 feet), (ii) upon arrival at the Balcony (27,600 feet), (iii) upon arrival at the South Summit (28,750 feet), (iv) upon arrival at the Hillary Step (28,900 feet), (v) upon arrival at the Summit (29,035 feet) and (vi) upon return to the South Col.   
 
--In October, Sharon and I took my training partner, Oliver, on a round-trip train ride from Los Angeles to Seattle. We had a great time.

I have regained the 30 pounds I lost on Mt. Everest, and Ollie and I are now back into our normal training regimen.  
 
Your prayers and support meant so much to me during the 2007 expedition. I hope I can count on that same support in 2008.  
 
As my plans for 2008 firm up, I will let you know.  Bill Burke

 
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