Insights On Everest

A couple of quick notes for anyone interested in climbing, especially the big alpine climbers. First up, mounteverest.net has this article about a young man who is a mild mannered accountant who has become an accomplished mountain climber. Scott McNaughton will be attempting his most challenging climb to date in a few weeks however when … Read more

Lafaille Profile at MountEverest.net

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. MountEverest.net has posted an excellent profile of … Read more

Update on Makalu

Yesterday I posted about Jean Christophe Lafaille, the climber who was attempting a solo winter summit of Makalu, but had been missing since last Thursday. MountEverest.net has posted an update on the situation. In a nutshell, a helicopter reached basecamp yesterday, but found only three sherpas who had not heard from Lafaille since last Tuesday … Read more

Climber Missing On Makalu

MountEverest.net is reporting that Jean Christophe Lafaille, who is attempting to climb Makalu, solo and in winter no less, has gone missing. He last reported in via satellite phone to his wife last Thursday, the day before he made his summit bid. At the time, reported that his batteries were failing, but that he was … Read more