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  Mt. Everest 2005: Dirk Stephan and Keith Woodhouse: Books and rumors


Update: Weather at base camp is very pleasant and winds high up look less than forecast. There are rumors of a team making an attempt around the end of the week but its all hearsay. We are talking about making a start Thursday or Friday but its not confirmed as yet. All teams are in the same situation and it's simply a waiting game. Impatience now could risk the whole effort as well as increasing the danger, so its just not an option.

Got a new book today called the Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler so at least I have something new to read. If we don't make a move soon BC will have completely dissolved the rate at which it's melting!!!!

Dispatches

Background

Dirk Stephan and Keith Woodhouse, a small German/English team of two will attempt Everest in Spring of 2005 via the normal southeast ridge route. Keith is in his fifties, Dirk 39. "Both of us have extensive mountaineering experience, I am in a lifetime project of the seven summits, already started with Kilimanjaro, 20 years ago. My expeditions have been self organized whenever possible. I soloed Aconcagua and Elbrus - if you can call it this way on this beaten tracks. Everest and Carstensz are still missing. Keith and me climbed Denali together the year before. Keith works for British Telecom as Manager Global Solutions. I am Pilot for a German Charter Company. My aim is to support a cancer charity. This has a personal background, as my wife has cancer herself and I am greatly involved in researching things and supporting people with the same fate. Everest is a good opportunity to raise funds things like this. Every support is welcome!"

 

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