Home

   Everest 04 Home
   Today's News
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
  
Contact

   Downloads
   E-mail (Free)
  
Educational
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews 
  
Mailing List

   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   Sat Phones
   Search Everest 2004
   Speakers
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




  Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004


Latest News: Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu 2004 with photos that will make you go WOW! and Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Makalu photo show 1 and Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Report of the expedition of Jean-Christophe Lafaille to the MAKALU Tibetan slope

Spring arrives and Jean Christophe's new project also! He has taken again in an intensive way his technical and mental drive for three months already. We are closing the last logistic points of this expedition which will take place in Nepal and more precisely on  Makalu 8481 meters, the fifth highest summit in the world (see picture), very beautiful mountain, esthetical, like a pyramid, which he plans to climb alone.

He will then try his 12th summit of more than 8000 meters, without oxygen, because we should not forget that the oxygen is a doping agent.

I cannot tell anymore about this project which is still confidential. I will go with Jean Christophe in the first part of the expedition in order to take nice pictures of the trekking, of the mountain and from Jean Christophe as well as video images, very important for our movies (soon available in DVD). Of course I will take care of the information of this expedition on the trekking and at Makalu's base camp.

We will leave France at the beginning of April. As soon as I will have more news I will let you know when the following will start, I guess by April 10 or 15th.

Jean Christophe's motivation is still here and this is very important in such projects! This is a nice and wonderful project and I am impatient to tell you about!

The information will be also available in English version on our web site the translation will be provided the big site of mountain news www.everestnews.com.

See you soon! Katia Lafaille

Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com

Jean-Christophe Lafaille, how good is he? Many think he could end up with the best ever! His style of small expeditions, no oxygen, not much equipment, man vs mountain reminds some of Messner.

Jean-Christophe's summits include: Cho Oyu via the Polish route; A new route and solo on Shishapangma; G2-G1 traverse and the Lhotse West Face. He also summitted Manaslu via the North face, the first solo ascent of the mountain! But Jean-Christophe is not limited just to the big mountain, for example he just completed the first solo winter ascent of Pelerinage on the North face of Peigne. This route is graded VI, 6, was first climbed by Beaudoin and Parkin in 1992. Jean-Christophe climbed it in 5 hours ! He is the complete package... EverestNews.com voted him one of the best climbers in the world today and his successful ascent of Annapurna the best climb in 2002.

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

 

Altitech2: Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms. Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032 battery. See more here.

 







 

  Altitude pre-
  
acclimatization

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Black Diamond

   Botas

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   CaVa Climbing Shoes
   Clearance

   Clif Bar

   CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Garmin

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
   Headlamps
   Helmets

   HighGear
   Ice Axes

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Lowepro

   Motorola

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Outdoor Designs

   Pelican

   PowerBar

   Princeton Tec

   Prescription Glacier

   Glasses

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Trekking Poles
   Ushba
  
and more here

 

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it