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Dhaulagiri Expedition 2002

Robert Link's Dispatch for April 29, 2002 after their return to base camp.

Monday April 29, 2002 Robert Link Expedition Leader

We had to bail out of Camp 2 yesterday. Deep snow and dwindling food supply forced the team to return to base camp. A big storm came through a couple of days ago and dumped a few feet of snow. It trapped us in camp so we spent the time building and improving our living situation. Andy, Adam and Tommy built an awesome indoor snow cave latrine complete with a Trango tent fly door. 

We are resting and gearing up for our next summit bid. The route has been laid in with fixed line to just below Camp 4. Everyone remains healthy and ready for next push. In a perfect world, we will leave base camp the day after tomorrow and go directly to Camp 2. From there we will climb through the upper camps and make our summit bid. Its all up to the mountain now! 

Catch you later-

Robo

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Settling into Camp 2 at 19,000 feet Photo: Jeff Justman

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