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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


Hi EverestNews.com, News from May 13th, 2004

Today, Thursday May 13th Jean-Christophe leaves Makalu’s base camp, in order to start the complete ascent, alone, opening a new way on a virgin slope and, of course, without oxygen which is doping. 

Jean-Christophe will need a week (more or less) to realize this ascent and get back to the base camp. The approximate timing  will be as follows :

Day 1 : base camp – advanced base camp

D 2 : advanced base camp – camp at 7200m.

D 3 : Camp at 7200m – Makalu La

D 4 : Makalu La – Bivouac around  7900 / 8000m.

D 5 : Summit and night at Makalu La

D 6 : Makalu La – base camp of the normal way (Nepal slope)

D 7 : base camp normal way and back to Base Camp Tibetan slope.

D 8 : arrival at Makalu’s base camp (Tibet)

If weather forecasting allows it, Jean-Christophe will reach the top of Makalu between May 17/18 or 19. In this timing the snow is forecasted and it will be necessary to adapt to these weather conditions, of course.

I feel him well for this great adventure and I hope that my "Little Big Men" will reach the top of this very beautiful mountain with pleasure in this rise alone... ... As per me, I leave tomorrow Friday with my children to Nepal... I will be near Jean-Christophe, he is happy and the children also... information continues thanks to satellite telephony.... 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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