Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Annapurna 2002

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Update 5/16/2002: Hi, Confirmed via radio from summit, At 6.00 am Spanish time, so 4 hours ago, Alberto Inurrategui and JC Lafaille had summitted Annapurna 8091 m. Alberto Inurrategui become the 10th climber to finish the quest for 14 8.000 meters peaks. Veikka Gustafsson and Ed Viesturs had retreat at 7300 m. More details will come shortly Best regards Pedro Lopez

Successful Annapurna's ascent Thursday May 16th at 10.00 local time (Nepal). Katia Lafaille has just informed us that Jean Christophe has reached the summit by the East ridge. This way, is very difficult, and has been done without repetitions. It is the hardest way JC has never done. He is very tired but also very happy. He should reach base Camp on Saturday. Soon more news.







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