Current Pakistan Time
JCL July 14th 2003: Jean-Christophe
has reached today, July 14th, Camp 3 situated at 7.100m.
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
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.
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
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
Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com
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
who is clearly one of the elite
in the world today.
Dhaulagiri this year are
Nanga Parbat this year are