Jean-Claude Latombe's Mountaineering, Climbing, Trekking, and Travel Page

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(Crossing the balconies of snow and ice of Amphu Lapsta, Nepal, 2012.)

 

This site shows pictures of climbs, treks and trips I made to Central Asia (Nepal, Tibet, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan), South and East Asia (Pakistan, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China), Middle-East (Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia), Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia), North and Central America (California Sierra Nevada, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala), and South America (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile).

 

Slides of a talk Experiences of an amateur climber on high peaks that I gave at the Stanford Alpine Club in 2006.

Slides of a talk Central Asia: A land of many mountains that I gave at the Silk Road House (Berkeley) in November 2009.

Slides of a talk Second Life that I gave at Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, in June 2011.

 

Videos of Lemur and Capuchin, two autonomous climbing robots.

 

High peaks:

 

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Washington (1993-1994): Rainier (4300m), Baker

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California (1993-...): Shasta (4200m; 9 times, including 2 solos of Casaval Ridge), Whitney (4418m; 4 times), Russell (4294m), Dana (3990m; twice), Lamark (4090m), Morgan-South (3987m), Lone Pine, Clyde Minaret, Sill (4314m), Bear Creek Spire (4045m), Agassiz (4235m), Julius Caesar (4023m), Gardiner (3934m), Cotter (3875m), North Peak (3600m), Conness (3600m), Matterhorn (3600m, 7 times)

 

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New Mexico (1994): Wheeler (4050m)

 

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Alaska (1995): McKinley (6100m, up to 5000m)

 

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Mexico (2008): Pico de Orizaba (5636m)

 

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Ecuador (1994): Cotopaxi (5900m), Cayambe (5800m), Tungurahua (5100m), Rucu Pichincha (4784m)

 

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Bolivia (1995): Pequeno Alpamayo (5600m), Eslovenia (5300m), Pyramida Bianca (5400m), Huayna Potosi (6088m), Illimani (6460m)

 

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Peru (1996-1998): Cordillera Blanca: Alpamayo (5947m), Huascaran (6768m). Cordillera Huayhuash (attempt on Yerupaja). Cordillera Vilcabamba (attempt on Salcantay)

 

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Argentina (2000): Aconcagua (6959m)

 

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Morocco (1975-2010): Toubkal (4167m, 5 times), Mgoun (4068m)

 

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Turkey (2009): Mt. Ararat (5137m)

 

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Nepal (1979-2013):

- 1979, 1996, 2013: Kala Patthar (5643m, 3 times)

- 1996: Lobuche East (6119m) and Ama Dablam (up to 200m from the 6850m summit)

- 2001: Makalu (8485m, up to 7000m)

- 2006: Gokyo Ri (5360m), Kyajo Ri (6186m)

- 2012: Sherpani Col (6146m), West Col (6143m), and Amphu Lapsta (5845m)

 

 

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Kyrgyzstan (1978): Khan Tengri (7000m, up to 5900m)

 

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Xinjiang (2000): Muztagh Ata (7546m)

 

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Tibet (2001 and 2002): Cho Oyu (8200m, up to 7100m)

 

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Indonesia (2010): Mt. Binaiya on Seram island (3019m)

 

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Japan (1984): Mount Fuji

 

Rock climbing:

 

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Sport climbing:

- California: Owens Gorge, Bishop area, Rock Creek, Yosemite Valley, Pinnacles, and Joshua Tree

- Nevada: Red Rocks

- Washington: Leavenworth area

- New Hampshire: Rumney

- Thailand: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le

- France: Calanque d'En-Vau and Dentelles de Montmirail

 

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Alpine rock climbing routes:

- California:

. Cathedral Peak (Southeast Buttress, 5.7)

. Lone Pine Peak (North Ridge, 5.4)

. Mt. Whitney (East Buttress, 5.8)

. Mt. Russell (Fishhook Arete, 5.9)

. Mt. Sill (Swiss Arete, 5.6)

. Temple Crag (Sun Ribbon Arete, 5.9, Venitian Blind, 5.7)

. Bear Creek Spire (North Arete, 5.8)

. Clyde Minaret (South-East Face Direct, 5.9+)

. Mt. Dana (Third Pillar, 5.10)

. Mt. Conness (North Ridge, 5.6)

 

- Nepal:

. Ama Dablam (Southwest Route, 5.8)

 

 

Ice climbing:

 

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- California: Lee Vining Canyon, North Peak (North-East Couloir)

- Washington: Mt. Baker (Mustache route)

- Canadian Rockies: Banff and Lake Louise area

- Peru: Alpamayo (Ferrari route)

- Nepal: Ama Dablam (Southwest Route)

 

 

Randonnee ski and ski mountaineering:

 

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California:

- Matterhorn, California (7 times)

- Mount Shasta, California. (4 times)

- Tour of Mt. Lamark (Sierra Nevada), 1998

- Sierra Nevada Haute Route, 1998

- Monarch and Cirque Divides (Sierra Nevada), 1999

- Great Western Divide (Sierra Nevada), 2000

- Clarence King and Gardiner Basin, 2004

 

Xinjiang:

- Muztagh Ata, 2000

 

Treks (sorted by countries):

 

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Indonesia:
- August 1972: Sulawesi (from Mamasa to Palopo via Rantepao)
- May 1994: Central Irian Jaya/Papua (area east of Baliem valley)
- June 1994: Sulawesi (from Gimpu to Masamba through Bada Valley)
- December 2009: Sulawesi (a one-week loop north of Rantepao)
- November 2010: Mt. Binaiya on Seram Island

 

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Nepal:
- Autumn 1979: Khumbu (plus photos of Kathmandu)

- Autumn 2006: Gokyo Lakes, Renjo Pass, and Kyajo Ri
- Autumn 2008 and Spring 2011: Full West-to-East traverse of Nepal
- July 2012: Traverse of Dolpo
- Autumn 2012: Taplejung to Jiri via Lumba Samba Pass, Sherpani and West Cols, and Amphu Lapsta
- October 2013: Too much snow in Khumbu

 

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India:

- Summer 2013: Across Ladakh and Zanskar

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Kyrgyzstan:
- Summer 1998:
Ala Archa, Terskey Alatau
- Summer 2004: Aksu and Kichi-Alai (Kyrgyzstan), Fann mountains (Tajikistan)

- Summer 2005: Matcha
- Summer 2008:
Visokiy Alay, Western Kokshaal-Too

 

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Tajikistan:

- Summer 2004: Aksu and Kichi-Alai (Kyrgyzstan), Fann mountains (Tajikistan)

- Summer 2006: Fann mountains

- Summer 2009: Shakhdara range, Vanch valley (Pamir)

- Summer 2010: Tanymas river, Abdukagor glacier (Pamir)

 

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China:

- Yunnan 2005 (Tiger Leaping Gorge)

 

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Saudi Arabia:

- February 2010: Black and white volcanoes of Harrat Khaybar

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Morocco:
- June 2003:
Jebel Toubkal
- October 2003:
Jebel Mgoun
- June 2004:
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- September 2005:
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- June 2006: High Atlas of Marrakech
- June 2008: Tabant-Mgoun-Imejdag-Taghia-Oussikis
- July 2010: Traverse of the East Ridge of Jebel Mgoun
- April 2013: Ait-Bouguemez Valley to Anmiter around Jebel Rat

- April-May 2014: Traverse of Jebel Sahro and central High Atlas

 

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Ethiopia:
- Summer 1973:
Danakil desert, highlands of Tigray, Siemen mountains
- April-May 2012: Mekele to Debark via Lalibela
- March 2013: Across the Bale Mountains from Dodola to Harenna Forest
- November-December 2013: Korem to Tenta via Muja and Magdala

 

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Peru:

- Spring 1997: Cordillera Vilcabamba

- Summer 1999: Cordilleras Vilcanota and Vilcabamba

- Summer 2003: Cordillera Huayhuash

 

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Argentina:

-February 2001: Fitz Roy

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Chile:

- February 2001: Torres del Paine

 

Other trips (sorted by dates):

 

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Summer 1968: a tour of the Middle-East:
Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon

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Summer 1969: from the mouth of the Nile to its source and slightly beyond:
Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania

 

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Summer 1970: by car from France to Pakistan and back:
Italy, Yougoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

 

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Summers 1967 and 1971: Mexico

 

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August 1971: Guatemala

 

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Summer 1972: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

 

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December 1973: Algeria (Mzab, Tassili)

 

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December 2006: Laos (Luang Prabang)

 

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January 2008: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Medain Saleh)

 

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February 2008: Sailing across the Andaman Sea and Andaman Islands

 

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October 2010: Damascus

 

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Turkey: Gaziantep (2009), Sanliurfa (2009), Diyarbakir (2009), Erzurum (2009), Ishak Pasa (2009), Cappadocia (August 2011)

 

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April-May 2012: Ethiopia (Lalibela, Gondar, Lake Tana, and Harar)

 

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June 2012: Peru (Cusco region)

 

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2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012: Uzbekistan

 

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2007-2012: Taiwan

 

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November-December 2013:
Ethiopia (Rock-Hewn Churches of Tigray, Monday Market in Bati, Gambela)

 

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2002-2014: Mexico

 

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April 2014: Iran

 

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July-August 2014: Guatemala

 

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2006-2014: Various other places around the world

 

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