EverestNews.com, News from May 19th, 2004
Jean Christophe arrived
yesterday morning at Makalu's base camp, Nepal slope, by the normal way in the
coming back. He will not try anymore to reach the summit, as all the other
expeditions are leaving today to Katmandu.
With a base camp, and an
infrastructure, he had considered a new attempt in three days, but under these
conditions, it is unthinkable. I think that it is better like this. He stills
coughs very much and the infection at the lung is not arranged.
Today, the adventure
continues for Jean-Christophe because he must join his base camp on Tibet
slope. It is tempting for him to escape by Nepal, but it is impossible.
I have just had a telephone contact with Jean-Christophe. He finally arrived
at the advanced base camp after one day in No man' s Land where he battled in
the bad weather, in snow, at 6.000 meters of altitude. I am happy to know him
at the advanced base camp. He has finished his loop.
He does not know yet the name
he will give to the new way that he opened in Makalu 2, but as soon as
possible, I will put on line topo of the difficulties and the name of his way.
Now, we are willing to take a few days of holidays and rest in family. 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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