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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


Hi EverestNews.com, News from May 18th, 2004

Jean Christophe, exhausted, tired has been forced to stop his ascent to the Makalu's summit this night. After having opened a new extremely difficult route which ends at the top Makalu 2, he joined yesterday on May 17 the collar of Makalu and joined the route of the normal way of Makalu on Nepal slope. He remained the day of yesterday to rest, hydrate himself, be restored under the tent to leave this night at midnight.

After two hours of walk, he staggered to end up not holding more upright of exhaustion. Moreover, he has had a lung infected since four days, which prevents him from sleeping, of the very violent coughing fits which prevent him from breathing.  

The collar of Makalu located at 7.500 meters of altitude does not make it possible to recover physically. He chose wisdom by pushing back way. He will join today the base camp by the normal way on Nepal slope, to rest and decide if he feels the force to go up to try the top in two, three days. He is really glad to have made a success of the opening of this new way, which leads to a top... Of course, he would have preferred to reach the top of Makalu, but the efforts provided since five days, in particular between the camp at 7.200 meters of altitude and the top of Makalu 2 were very very testing. I will keep you informed about the next hours of the program of Jean-Christophe. I will also make a recording of sound on the site by explaining you a little the situation. On my side, I arrived at Lukla this morning only, because yesterday the weather conditions on Lukla did not make it possible the plane to take off. I started in the tread a part of the trekking and am currently in a lodge. 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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