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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


News from May 3rd 2004: Hi EverestNews.com, Jean-Christophe went up to the advanced base camp on Friday April 30th . May 1st , he went to deposit material at camp 1 then went down again to the advanced base camp because weather forecasting were very windy. All the night of May 1st was stormy as well as the day of May 2nd  The wind blew by gust reaching sometimes 90 km/h.

In high altitude around 8000 meters this one blew at 150km/h... Today Monday May 3rd is a beautiful day shiny for Jean-Christophe who could go up to the camp1 at 6600 m and install a bivouac. The wind rises again and tomorrow there will still have much wind.

I hope that Jean-Christophe has been able to protect himself because it is not finished.

This afternoon, I again have a telephone contact with him, I will tell him to protect himself well... The mood is good and the motivation too.

I think that I will join him in Nepal with the children towards mid-May... he needs psychologically to know that we are not very far from him... he wanted me to join him at the base camp but after reflexion this place is not possible for the moment with the children. Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com Best regards and good week ! Katia Lafaille.

Dispatches

Read the dispatches from Spring 2002 here: Dispatch April 3, 2002 Bonjour

His Site in French

In 2003, Jean-Christophe Lafaille, summited Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat.

His dispatches from Dhaulagiri this year are here.

His dispatches from Nanga Parbat this year are here.

Follow along here for dispatches from Broad Peak here.

Jean-Christophe Lafaille 2003: Broad Peak Photo Show

Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Annapurna 2002

 

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