Lafaille Profile at

If you’ve been reading my blog this past week, you’ve seen my posts regarding the missing climber, Jean Christophe Lafaille, on Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. Lafaille went missing after he attempted a solo ascent in Winter, probably the hardest way to attack a mountain. has posted an excellent profile of this French climbing legend that is worth a read. It gives insight into the man, and his accomplishments.

While most have given up hope of finding him alive, the article does point out that Lafaille went missing on a mountain in the past and turned up alive. The climber struggled on Annapurna, even losing his companion, and although thought to be dead, he wandered into Base Camp five days later. Lets hope Lafaille has another miracle in his bag.