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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


News from April 26th 2004:

Hi, EverestNews.com, After this sunny week end, here are the last news from Jean-Christophe.

He has installed the advanced base camp around 5650 meters of altitude last Friday (on April 23) and slept at this camp. Saturday 24, he tackled a new way on a splendid spur but stiff to reach the altitude of approximately 6700 meters in order to leave the material necessary to the installation of camp 1 (food, reserve of gas, stove, sleeping bag, etc...). He went back to the advanced base camp where he spent a second night for the acclimatization.

Yesterday, Sunday 25th, he climbed again to camp 1 in order to deposit material there then joined the base camp because the bad weather arrives for several days... The spur is splendid, stiff and is not exposed to the dangers (avalanches, falls of seracs, stones, etc...). He installed a cord for the passage of the "rimaye" (passage which marks the beginning of a slope in high-mountain by a crack, sometimes open) which is rather open.

He is quite happy and of his first feelings on the mountain. The experience is new for Jean-Christophe because he is completely alone at the base camp... and on this part of virgin mountain... The program of the next days will proceed at the base camp by resting. The weather is bad until May 1st. 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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