EverestNews.com, News from May 13th, 2004
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)
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
Best regards, Katia Lafaille.
dispatches from Spring 2002 here:
Dispatch April 3, 2002 Bonjour
His Site in French
Jean-Christophe Lafaille, summited Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat.
His dispatches from
Dhaulagiri this year are
His dispatches from
Nanga Parbat this year are
Follow along here for
dispatches from Broad Peak
Lafaille 2003: Broad Peak Photo Show
Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Annapurna 2002
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