April 9, 2002: I spoke with Mountain Link
Expedition Leader Robert Link, Tuesday April 9th at
6 pm PST. It was 6 am Nepal time. He said they spent
the night in Hidden Valley. They are one day away
from Base Camp. The group broke trail up to French
Pass on Monday. He said their spirits are high, even
with the tough slog to base camp. The trekkers left
the group to return to Kathmandu on Monday, April
8th. They will be boarding a plane to return to the
US on April 11 at approximately 1:40 pm.
sends a big "Hello" to their families and
April 10, 2002: Here is a photo of the team
under the NE ridge of Dhaulagiri. Our route is the
center ridge of the mountain in the far background.