Jean-Christophe Lafaille Annapurna 2002 Dispatch Index

Dispatch April 3, 2002 Bonjour

Dispatch April 12, 2002: Hello!

Dispatch April 13, 2002: Hello, Today this Saturday April 13, Jean-Christophe Lafaille is ready to deposit equipment at around 4800 meters. 

Dispatch April 17, 2002: Jean-Christophe Lafaille is well arrived at Annapurna's Base Camp last April 12th. 

(April 21, 2002) Hello, here is the latest news. In my previous message, I told you that Jean Christophe was coming back down from camp one 

Jean Christophe Lafaille is back to Annapurna's Base Camp since last April 25th, in order to rest after the acclimatization. He is happy with his shape and progression... He has climbed until 7000 m before coming back to sleep to Camp 2 (6500 meters). Weather conditions are good but the wind is still strong, at this point of acclimatization this is becoming problematic! Click here for the full dispatch.

Hi, Here is more information as a complement to my previous dispatch. Finally, Jean Christophe has left Base Camp last Friday May 3rd, to reach Camp 1. He spent the night at that Camp. On Saturday May 4th, he went to Camp 2 where he will spend the night. On Sunday May 5th, he will climb until 7100 m, where he will install a "provisory" Camp 3...  Click here for the full dispatch.

Hi, Here is the last news before my departure and some pictures to illustrate this ascent...Click here for the full dispatch.

Update 5/14/2002: Hi, Here I am at Annapurna's Base Camp. It is odd to send news from here today. I arrived to Katmandu last May 10th at 14.00, I managed to catch the last local plane Kathmandu-Pokhara at 15.00. Once in Pokhara (30 minutes flight), a Nepalese guide was waiting for me with a taxi. We went over 50 km through little roads and the typical Nepalese driving... then we reached Naya Pul, where the trek begins.... Click here for the full dispatch.

Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Alberto Inurrategui Summit Annapurna

Update 5/16/2002: Today 16 May 2002 Alberto Inurrategui and Jean-Christophe Lafaille summitted Annapurna 8091 m via East Ridge at 10.00 am Nepal time. They spent one hour there and began to climb down to 7500 meters... Click here for the full dispatch.

Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Katia Lafaille decided to go by foot...

Hi, Here I am, in Katmandu...

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