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Jean Christophe Lafaille
Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com
small correction on the altitude of the camps. Camp 1 is installed at 4900m.
Camp 2 at 6000m.
Jean-Christophe went down again from camp 2 this morning. June 6 he slept at
camp 1. He installed his camp 2 at 6000m yesterday the 7, during the
afternoon, he went a little more above camp 2 until 6200/6300m with Ed
Viesturs. He went down again from camp 2 to the base camp this morning because
it started to snow.
Base camp is
beautiful and flowered nothing to see with the one of Dhaulagiri nor of the
already visited! He has good mood and motivation. He is in good shape,
incredibly quickly recovered from the tiredness of his preceding and difficult
ascent to the Dhaulagiri! The forecaster weather, Yann, confirm to me what I
was thinking about, wind in prospect, crenels weather courts with a weakening
wind around 60/70 km/h at the top, which remains high to consider the summit.
It is also necessary to take into account the temperature. At the top, covered
from the wind, the thermometer oscillates between -25°/- 30°, if we add the 70
km/h of wind and we double almost these already low values, with the altitude
that made not badly of handicaps in prospect. The total speed of the wind at
8125m is of 100 km/h. When there is no wind, the clouds can approach the Nanga
Parbat, they cause a disturbance which gives snow and grésil! Tomorrow, the
weather is bad. Jean-Christophe will remain at the base camp. He will decide
to continue after having consulted the bulletin weather of the day. Translations by Fabienne for EverestNews.com
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