Despite mounting political tension a large number of expeditions have decided to attempt Pakistan's peaks.
The good weather spell that started last week seems to be holding out enabling many mountaineers to reach the various summits including Everest and Makalu. Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Inurrategi summit Annapurna.
The latest news about Jean-Christophe Lafaille place him acclimatising and preparing the camps along the south face of Annapurna.
Jean-Christophe Lafaille makes the first winter solo ascent of Pèlerinagein preparation for his eigthth 8000m peak, Annapurna, Himalaya
Pakistan cuts mountaineering fees by 50% in an attempt to revitalise the tourism crisis for 2002
The Italians Mondinelli, Blanc, Favre, Busca, Rosset have all successfully summited Dhaulagiri. The Spaniard Pepe Garces dies during the descent.
Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Hans Kammerlander summit K2 on 22 July 2001 via the Cesen route
Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Hans Kammerlander , Peter Guggemos and Pepe Garces are currently attemting K2., while the South American team led by Waldemar Niclevicz is attemting Trango's Nameless Tower. The weather has improved and the next few days should prove decisive
The Frenchman Jean-Christophe Lafaille speaks to planetMountain before his departure for K2
Portfolio of the 49° Trento International Film Festival
The 49° Film Festival di Trento takes place in Trento from 27 April - 5 May 2001
Interview with Jean-Christophe Lafaille after his solo ascent of the West Face of the Drus, Mont Blanc
Bad weather affects most Himalayan expeditions