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  EverestHistory.com: Robert Link


Robert was blessed with a father who shared with him, his passion for climbing. By age 7 Robert had reached the summit of Mt. Adams. Therefore, it is no surprise that in 1990 Robert joined forces with climbers from China and Russia as part of an International Peace Climb. The climb was one of Roberts many success stories which have taken him to the top of the World’s highest and most challenging peaks.

Robert has a unique ability to stay calm under pressure, this coupled with his love of cultural history, and a genuine enthusiasm to help see clients realize their goals make him a successful guide. An example of his dedication to his clients was shown while leading an expedition to Bolivia’s Huayna Potosi. Somehow on the way to base camp the group’s food had been lost. In order for the climb to continue on to the summit the group would have to go a week without food, unlikely odds for success. Robert was not willing to let this summit dream die for his clients. Within two hours he had managed to put his fishing skills to use, (with the help of a two year old powerbar and some dental floss) he pulled a 27 pound Bolivian Fleece Trout out of a nearby stream. The team made it to the 19,975’ summit.

Just to list a few of Roberts’ accomplishments would include, 275 summits of Mt. Rainer, 16 expeditions on Mount McKinley, 4 Everest expeditions, summits of Dhaulagiri, Kangchenjunga, and Cho Oyo. He also made a first assent with Ed Viesturs up the west face of Jahntugan in Russia.

Robert is the President of Mountain Link, international guiding service out of Bend, OR.  Mountain Link offers high quality instruction focused on the latest mountaineering techniques, while remembering to enjoy the mountain.

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