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  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


News from 29 April 04

Hi EverestNews.com, Jean-Christophe thus remained at the base camp in order to rest as forecasted. Yesterday, Wednesday April 28th , he went to the advanced base camp in order to make another deposit of food to hold approximately a week at this camp as from tomorrow Friday.

The weather of the last days wasn’t as bad as forecasted... The approximate program of the coming days will be as follows:

Friday April 30: climb to the advanced base camp.

Saturday May 1: climb and installation of the camp1 at 6600 meters and night at this camp in order to continue the acclimatization.

The following days, Jean-Christophe will see what he can do because the weather announces good weather but on the other hand there will be very strong wind in altitude. Thus, either he can continue the route above the camp1 in order to install camp 2, or he will have to wait until the wind is calmed if it is too strong.

Thursday 6 or Friday May 7, he will turn back to the base camp to remake a health before continuing this long and committed rise far from any human civilization... Loneliness is sometimes heavy for Jean-Christophe at the base camp... it is also what he went to seek this year... 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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