Staartjes was a member of the OTT expedition that reached
the summit in Spring 99. She was the 47th woman to Summit
Everest. She reached the Summit via the standard
South-East Ridge route on 5/13/99. She is the first and
only Dutch woman to Summit Everest.
climbed Cho Oyu in 1998 in an all Dutch expedition, led by
Rene de Bos. She is planning a all Dutch Makalu expedition
is Spring 2003 led by herself!