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FROM OUR CALENDAR OF INTERESTING TRADITIONAL MOUNTAINEERING EVENTS:
Thursday, November 10, 2005, at 6PM, Mountain Link Premier Party at The Grove in downtown Bend, OR
Mountain Link is throwing a party for Adventure Enthusiasts in Bend, OR. In addition to dining and go-go dancing, Mountain Link will be showing their latest documentary film, "Dhaulagiri: An Expedition Less Ordinary". (Food is free, drinks are no-host.)
I am pleased to announce that Mountain Link has moved north to Bend, Oregon. This Central Oregon community is rich with local outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking and river sports. I look forward to having our business closer to the mountains, open spaces and the lifestyle that fits our passion for adventure. Being closer to the mountains will afford us the opportunity to build more domestic instructional programs in the nearby Cascades.
Mountain Link recently broadened its horizons internationally by offering trips to Mount Vinson in Antarctica and Mount Elbrus in Russia. The trips were blessed with great success. It has always been our goal to take on the challenge of exploring new adventures with first class service. We continue to work hard to stay on the leading edge of adventure travel.
While Mountain Link continues to grow and change, our philosophy and priorities remain the same: quality instruction in the latest mountaineering techniques and remembering to enjoy the process of mountaineering. Our guides are not only world-class climbers, but also exceptional teachers. Their true talents lie in their ability to mentor others, giving our customers great memories and climbing experiences that will serve them on future adventures.
I invite you to join us on one of our upcoming trips. The first step is always the most difficult, then it is just one after the other, and before you know it you are living the dream.
Come, tie into adventure!
275 summits of Mount Rainier (14,410’)
16 expeditions on Mount McKinley (20,320’)
1 expedition on Mount Hunter (14,235’)
4 expeditions to Everest (29,035’)
Cho Oyu (27,766’). Lead guide for successful expedition via the Tibet side.
Dhaulagiri (26,795’). Group reached 25,300'
4 successful guided climbs of Kilimanjaro, Africa
12 expeditions on Aconcagua, Argentina (23,083’)
13 climbs of Cotopaxi (19,348’)
12 climbs of Chimborazo (20,701’)
Guided 6 climbs of Popcateptl, Mexico (17,800’).
Guided 18 climbs of Pico de Orizaba, Mexico (18,700”)
Guided 8 climbs of Ixtaccihuatl, Mexico (17,342’)
Guided 5 climbs of Illimani, Bolivia (21,003’)
Guided 5 climbs of Huayna Potosi, Bolivia (19,975’)
Westface of Jahntugan, Russia (14,728): First American ascent with Ed Viesturs.
Guided 2 climbs of Mt. Elbrus, Russia (18,501’)
Italian side of the Matterhorn
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Webmeister's Note: On September 3rd, Robert Link made the summit of Mount
Rainier for the 300th time! He is one of seven climbers in the world to do so.
Robert was 12 years old when he first topped out on the 14,410 foot volcano in
Washington State. Decades and 299 summits later, Robert is still going strong as
one of Mount Rainier's most highly respected mountain guides. Congratulations
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Bend team set to scale Mount Everest
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Photos from JJ's expedition to the top of Everest
About Alpine Mountaineering:
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The Sport of Alpine Mountaineering
Following the Leader
The Mountaineers' Rope
The Ten Essentials
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