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Jean-Christophe Lafaille 2003: Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak Dispatch Index


 

Dispatch One: Dispatch 6th June. The first ascent of Nanga Parbat was a solo ascent by the Austrian Hermann Buhl, on the 3rd July 1953. Unfortunately, 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1st ascent of Everest, but we should not forget that it also marks the 50th anniversary of the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat! Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Two: 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. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Three: a small disturbance crossed the area of Nanga Parbat in order to leave room to the sun! Today, June 11, Jean-Christophe, accompanied by Ed Viesturs, leaves the base camp to go up to camp 2 at 6100m. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Four: Hello! JCL-June 13th: Jean-Christophe finally went down yesterday to the base camp of Nanga Parbat. The aerological conditions still changed again, the wind was stronger than the preceding bulletin, and moreover, Jean-Christophe was sick all the night long probably something he ate. He is thus gone down again from camp 2 yesterday morning. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Five: Hi, Jean-Christophe was sicker than he thought he was… Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Six: Jean-Christophe is now completely recovered from the gastro problem he had!  Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Seven: Jean-Christophe Lafaille opening a new route on Nanga Parbat! Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Eight: Summit dispatches Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Nine: Jean-Christophe and Ed Viesturs head to Broad Peak to climb it quickly.... Check here for the full dispatch.

 





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