French climbers Ludovic CHALLEAT and Jean-Marc
VENGEON are planning to attempt Dhaulagiri in Autumn
2002 as a commercial expedition.
in central-western Nepal, Dhaulagiri is one of the
eight summits in the country above 8000 meters high.
Standing at 8167 meters, it is the seventh highest
mountain in the world. Before
reaching the base camp, they plan to climb the
Thapa Peak, a 6000 meter summit. This assent will help
them with a good acclimatisation.
CHALLEAT and Jean-Marc
climbing in the Dolomites (Italy),
climbing and canyoning in Corsica
(France). Ski touring (mountaineering
skiing) in France, Switzerland and
Nepal : three months in 1999. Expedition
on Kang Guru (7010 m) between the
Annapurnas and Manaslu in a unspoiled
part of Nepal. Trekking in the eastern part of the
country between Makalu and
Kangchenjunga, in the Annapurnas range
and in the Everest area.
America: one year (1994) in the Andes
cordillera. Many climbs including: Aconcagua by
the Polish route (6959 m), Ojos del Salado (6891
m), Parinacota (6320 m), Huascaran (6768 m),
Cotopaxi (5897 m), several volcanoes in the lake
district. Trekking in Patagonia (Argentina and
Chile), in the lake district, in the Huayhuash
range (Peru)... Equestrian excursion through the
Colombian coffee plantations.
Return to Peru, to the White Cordillera (1995). United States: four months (1991) across the
western part of the country visiting the
national parks between the Rocky mountains and
Antillas : four months (1990). Maroc : Ski touring (mountaineering
the high Atlas . Toubkal, 4167 m (2000).
VENGEON's resume: Europe:
climbing and via ferrata in the Dolomites,
climbing and canyonning in Spain. Ski touring
(mountaineering skiing) in Switzerland
(Chamonix - Zermatt, 4000 of Zermatt,
Zinalrothorn...), Oberland, Italian Mercantour.
South America : expedition lasting three
months in Peru (1988), followed by a one
year trip through the Andes Cordillera
Production of photographic reports and a
slide show: "The call of the
Numerous treks and climbs: Cayambe (5790
m), Artesonraju (6025 m), Huayna Potosi
(6063 m), Ollague (6021 m), Polish route
in Aconcagua (6959 m), Osorno (2661 m),
ski touring (mountaineering skiing)
around Fitz Roy by the "Hielo
Continental". Return to Chile
(1998): volcano Llaima (3124 m) and
Chilean Patagonia. Climb of Cerro
Castillo (2675 m) and several others
close summits. Descents of river, trek
and equestrian excursion close to San
India-Nepal: two months working on a report on
the Springs of Gange, from its source to Bιnarθs
(1991), followed by one month in Nepal. Trekking
in the area of Langtang and climbing of Naya
Kanga (5895 m). Publication of an article on
Trekking Peaks in "Montagne Magazine".
Africa: eight months crossing by car from Lyon
to Kilimanjaro (1989). Climbing in Morocco and
in Algeria, climbs in Ruwenzori (Uganda) and of Kilimanjaro. Return to East Africa
(1993): Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. Climbing
Meru and Kilimanjaro volcanoes (Heim Glacier). Sahara: three trips (from three weeks to three
months) climbing and exploring in Hoggar,
Tassilis and Tenere. Morocco : Climbing in the Atlas (Throats of
Todra, Azilal...) (1989), ski touring
(mountaineering skiing) in the high Atlas
(Toubkal, 4167 m) and an excursion for children,
with mules, in Djbel Sarrho (1999).
two climbers run a company called Alpes Exploration in
Chamonix, FRANCE. Look for more on them and their
expedition is the coming weeks.