Author Archives: Anna

Successful summit attempt by Yannick and Philippe

Written by Anna: During the day I have been following Yannick and Philippe’s approach towards the summit, step by step, via the Spot Messenger that you can find on the Khan-Tengri expedition page. They needed 10 hours to reach the summit from Camp 3, adding an elevation gain of 1250 m, and had multiple rappels […]
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Summit attempt tomorrow (5th)

Written by Anna: This morning Philippe and Yannick arrived to Camp 3 at 5800m. They carried 20kg heavy loads up the 600m climb and they felt fine and had nice weather. They are not alone on the mountain and will try to reach the summit tomorrow during an estimated climb of 10h hours and 1200m […]
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Going for the summit if weather permits

Written by Anna: Yesterday Yannick and Philippe made load carry to Camp 1 and continued half way up to Camp 2 to acclimatize. The climb was safe and they feel great! Afternoons comes in with bad weather and unfortunately the three weather sites I look at to inform them about the weather, via text messages […]
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Warming up in Kyrgyzstan

Written by Anna: Philippe and Yannick arrived in Karkara base camp (2200m) on Saturday at midnight after having made a bus trip of 8 hours, a part along the Issyk Kul lake (one of the largest in the world). The day after they took a helicopter and landed in South Inylcheck (Khan Tengri/Pobeda) in fantastic […]
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Trail: Les Calanques – Cassis – Marseille

Philippe and I were a little bored of our own playground here in the Côte d’Azur and decided to go two hours West and visit Les Calanques by Marseille. We left Nice with a full packed car: climbing gear, trail running gear and our camera. View from Paroi des toits (© Philippe Gatta) Saturday was […]
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