Dhaulagiri Winter Ascent. Our expedition was composed of Louis Audoubert, François Poissonier, Patrick Marcelot, Lionel André, Paul Vuillard, Annie Dubois and me. On December 1, Sundare Sherpa and I left Base Camp at 4700 meters and got to 7100 meters at six P.M. We left our bivouac at 5:30 A.M. and got to the top at 12:30. With a wind gauge on the summit ridge, I recorded a wind of 150 kilometers per hour.
Marc Batard, Club Alpin Français