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Everest 2003: Dick Bass, Jim Wickwire, Dick Bass, John Roskelley

Dick Bass at 73 will return to climb Everest this spring. Dick is best known for being the first climber to complete the Seven Summits (Kosciusko version) will return as a member of Jim Wickwire's expedition. Wickwire's expedition was planned for Ed Hommer's second attempt on Everest, but sadly Ed died this last summer on Rainer. Ed's first attempt was during Autumn Everest 2001: The American-Canadian Expedition was featured on EverestNews.com and can be found here.

Update 3/12/2003: The team is expected to have a news conference in a few minute to announce the expedition. Expedition members include: Jim Wickwire Leader, Dick Bass, John Roskelley and his son Jess, who is only 20 years old, according to our sources in Nepal.

Both Jim Wickwire (first American and 10th person to summit) and John Roskelley (12th person to Summit) summited K2 back in 1978 on the expedition led by Jim Whittaker.

It will be interesting!

Expect this story to be all over the news wires in the next 24-48 hours, let's hope they get part of it right, as so much in the news wires the last  year is simply poor reporting.

For more see here

From left, Tom Halverson, Kelly Raymond, Jim Wickwire and Ed Hommer.

 

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