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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


News from May 9th, 2004:

Hi EverestNews.com, Jean-Christophe went back yesterday, May 8th, to the base camp. Last Friday, May 7th, he moved his camp to 7200 m spending the night there. Saturday morning, he went to locate the continuation of this vertiginous edge..., he had only one little piece of rope of 20 meters which he was forced to use in its totality to still equip a very technical passage... he did not have, unfortunately, more to equip the most delicate zones. The unit is splendid but on the other hand the climbing is very demanding and requires one hundred percent of vigilance and technicality!

From what he saw, the continuation of the rise is an edge with large cornices to join the top of Makalu 2 before going down again to join Makalu La. From this point, he will join the normal route of the Nepal slope. This Saturday morning after having located the continuation of his ascent, Jean-Christophe decided to go down again to the base camp to rest. From last Friday when he left base camp, this means 10 days making heavy bearings, installs, take to pieces his camping to assemble it higher, and so on...

In addition, he is completely alone... apart from our daily contacts he does not have any exchanges.... Generally on the base camps and the advanced base camps, there is always a soul... He is acclimatized and feels ready for the top! while waiting for the crenel weather which seems to come towards the weekend, he will profit to rest, hydrate, feed, etc... to remake a health before leaving to try the complete ascent of this giant! Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com Best regards, 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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