Lafaille, how good is he? Many think he could end up
with the best ever! His style of small expeditions,
no oxygen, not much equipment, man vs mountain
reminds some of Messner.
summits include: Cho Oyu via the Polish route; A new
route and solo on Shishapangma;
G2-G1 traverse and the Lhotse West Face. He also summitted Manaslu via the North
face, the first solo ascent of the mountain! But
Jean-Christophe is not limited just to the big
mountain, for example he just completed the first
solo winter ascent of Pelerinage on the North face
of Peigne. This route is graded VI, 6, was first
climbed by Beaudoin and Parkin in 1992.
Jean-Christophe climbed it in 5 hours ! He is the
complete package... EverestNews.com
voted him one of the best climbers in the world
today and his successful ascent of Annapurna the
best climb in 2002.
Read the dispatches from Spring 2002 here: Dispatch
April 3, 2002 Bonjour
Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat.
Dhaulagiri this year are
Nanga Parbat this year are
along here for
Broad Peak Photo Show
Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Annapurna 2002