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Jean-Christophe Lafaille 2003: Broad Peak
 


 Current Pakistan Time

JCL July 14th 2003: Jean-Christophe has reached today, July 14th, Camp 3 situated at 7.100m.

Weather conditions are good. Today the wind blew extremely but Jean-Christophe was not blocked in his progression being protected by a different exposure. He must leave this evening around 23h camp 3 to the top of Broad Peak which he hopes to reach Tuesday July 15th around 10h morning standard time. [ 7h French hour ]

Tomorrow there won’t be wind at the top of Broad Peak before a disturbance Wednesday July 16th. This is what is called "being in the timing"! If the conditions allow it you may will be able to hear the voice of Jean-Christophe on line from the top of Broad Peak. Now I extremely cross the fingers for the day of tomorrow for the summit. Best regards, Katia Lafaille.

Update: 15 juillet 2003 10h45 locale (7h45 française) : Jean-Christophe Lafaille et Ed Viesturs ont atteint le sommet du Broad Peak 8051m (Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Ed Viesturs summits Broad Peak) source : Katia Lafaille par téléphone satellite

Plus Other EverestNews.com sources report the same.

Status: We wait as the Summit is only the half way point. The real true summit is about 1-1 1/2 hours for normal climbers from the rocky summit. The real Summit of Broad Peaks add about 3 hours to the trip, probably less for Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Ed...

Stay Tuned...

Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com

Dispatches

Jean-Christophe Lafaille, summited Dhaulagiri and Nanga Parbat in the last few weeks and is now attempting to climb Broad Peak via a new route! Follow us as we try to keep up with Jean-Christophe, who is clearly one of the elite mountaineers in the world today.

His dispatches from Dhaulagiri this year are here.

His dispatches from Nanga Parbat this year are here.

 





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