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Dhaulagiri Expedition 2002

May 17, 2002 – The Mountain Link Office

Robert called from Camp 2 this morning.

Two helicopters arrived at Base Camp a few days ago. They deposited food, drink and oxygen for the remaining climbers and picked up Adam, Dave, Ole and Ben, beginning the first leg of their long trip home.

The next morning Andy, Mike, JJ, “The Greek”, Robert and the five Sherpa (Lhawang, Dawa, Bhoka Lama, Lhakpa Nehru, and Ang Pasang) began their ascent. After 8 hours of climbing in good weather everyone arrived at Camp 2 strong and healthy.

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Robert said the weather has been great in the morning but by mid-afternoon it gets “pissy and monsoon-ish.” They will rest at Camp 2 tomorrow (Saturday), and if the weather is good, move to Camp 3 on Sunday. At Camp 3 they’ll rest another day, move to Camp 4, and if the mountain allows it, head for the summit the following day.  If conditions deteriorate in what is considered Nepal’s monsoon season, they will retreat and head home.

Stay tuned!

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