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French Jean-Christophe Lafaille has been missing for nearly 5 days on Makalu. He was accomplished climber with a number of remarkable climbs, many of them solo. Lafaille previously summited 11 8000ers, the closest a Frenchman has gotten to climbing all 14 peaks. Image of Lafaille courtesy of Mountain.ru (click to enlarge).

Jean-Christophe Lafaille: Bound to climb

Posted: Jan 31, 2006 11:02 pm EST

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(MountEverest.net) Jean-Christophe Lafaille is missing on Makalu. A chopper swept the mountain finding no trace of the climber, save for a tent above 7000 meters and 3 deserted Sherpas in BC. Katia Lafaille is enroute to Nepal to bid her husband good bye and build a memorial stupa.It's important however to realize that although the chances of Lafaille's survival shrink considerably by each day, the odds are not yet nil. As the chopper spotted no sign of the climber, there is a possibility he is in the high altitude tent at...

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