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New full screen photo gallery

I just made a new full screen photo gallery of Everest, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Gasherbrum, Marathon des Sables, Gobi, Sahara, Jordan, Tour Mont Blanc, Atacama, Trail, rock climbing… Everest expedition (© P. Gatta)
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Video: Best of 2011

Philippe has just finished the Best of 2011 video: 3 minutes 31 seconds of the Kangchenjunga expedition (8586m), Sahara Race, Rock climbing around Nice, Berghaus TV shoot in the Dolomites, Trail running in Calanques, Sweden, Lapland and Mercantour, Alpine ascents in Chamonix Mont Blanc… More videos on Philippe’s YouTube channel. Philippe and Anna on the […]
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Kangchenjunga: expedition and summit video

Philippe has just finished the video of the Kangchenjunga expedition More information on Kangchenjunga expedition Plus d’informations sur ExpĂ©dition au Kangchenjunga
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Kangchenjunga: trekking video

Anna has just finished the video of the Kangchenjunga trekking
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Kangchenjunga trekking back

Like always after a summit push, we all want just one thing: come back home as quickly as possible. Suddenly we can’t stand the altitude, the lack of comfort, the tent, the crap food, the ice and snow. We dream of shower, bed, fresh and good food, sparkling water… So we rush to leave the […]
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Return to Kathmandu

It’s good to be “only” at 5450m after so much time spent higher. But at the breakfast this morning we could see the fatigue on each ones face. We’re exhausted and we’ve lost so much weight that we look scary… but we’re happy anyway. No surprise that we’re tired, just looking at the last couple […]
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Philippe’s Kangchenjunga summit story

The climb Here is a first summary of the last couple of days. Philippe and Phudorjee on Kangchenjunga summit, 8586m the 19 May at 9am The initial plan was to summit on the 17th, but the weather forecast have been completely wrong and the weather very hectic: every day we had snow, then clear sky, […]
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Successful Kangchenjunga summit push!

Anna reports: I just got a phone call from Philippe at camp 4, 7700m. Philippe, Ludovic, CĂ©dric (Swiss) and 3 sherpas successfully made a camp 4-summit-camp 4 round trip this night/morning in just below 14 hours. Kangchenjunga, 8586m, is bagged! Since the first ascent in 1955, 243 climbers has reached the summit, only 3 French; […]
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Kangchenjunga summit push is on!

Satellite phone call from Alexia Wednesday pm: The team, except from Jean-Marc that already is in base camp and RĂ©gine that decided to not attempt the summit since she was too tired, has most probably already started going up the 1000m separating camp 4 with the summit as I write this at 21:00 CET. Hopefully […]
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Rest day in camp 3… Summit push Wednesday night!

Satellite phone call from Alexia Tuesday pm: To make sure the team has as much chance as possible for a successful summit push, they decided to stay an additional day in camp 3 at 7100m. The wind is far too strong to move up already and it looks like the night between 18-19 is calmer. […]
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