"Back in 2004 I turned back after two nights at 26,000 feet due to a forecast of high winds - actually I felt good at that moment so it was disappointing," Ken told ExWeb. This spring he'll be climbing as a member of Summit Climb team on the North side. Image of Ken in IBC during his 2004 attempt, courtesy of Dr. Ken Stalter (click to enlarge).
Longevity camp. Or not. NY surgeon Ken Stalter working on team-mate Chris Drummond's frostbitten toes in Everest's ABC in 2004. Image by Andre Bredenkemp
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(MountEverest.net) It's a fairly new phenomenon and it's dividing the world in two camps: "Hypocrisy," cry the critics. "It helps the misfortunate," argue supporters.Is it possible to tie a selfish act such as climbing Mount Everest to terminal diseases affecting children? And is it OK if some of the raised money go to pay for your own expedition? ExplorersWeb decided to check with one of the new "charity climbers."American Dr. Ken Stalter is coming back to Everest this spring for a second shot at the summit. He'll be...