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

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This website shows pictures of some of the climbs, treks and trips I made to Central Asia (Nepal, Tibet, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan), 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, 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 and moderate altitude, technical and non-technical climbs

  • Washington (1993-1994): Rainier (4300m), Baker.
  • California (1993-present): 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).
  • New Mexico (1994): Wheeler (4050m).
  • Alaska (1995): McKinley (6100m, up to 5000m)
  • Mexico (2008): Pico de Orizaba (5636m)
  • Ecuador (1994): Cotopaxi (5900m), Cayambe (5800m), Tungurahua (5100m), Rucu Pichincha (4784m).
  • Bolivia (1995): Pequeno Alpamayo (5600m), Eslovenia (5300m), Pyramida Bianca (5400m), Huayna Potosi (6088m), Illimani (6460m).
  • Peru (1996-1998): Cordillera Blanca: Alpamayo (5947m), Huascaran (6768m). Cordillera Huayhuash (attempt on Yerupaja). Cordillera Vilcabamba (attempt on Salcantay).
  • Argentina (2000): Aconcagua (6959m).
  • Morocco (1975-present): Toubkal (4167m, 5 times), Mgoun (4068m).
  • Turkey (2009): Mt. Ararat (5137m).
  • Nepal (1977-present): Kala Patthar (5643m, 3 times), Lobuche East (6119m) and Ama Dablam (up to 200m from the 6850m summit), Makalu (8485m, up to 7000m), Gokyo Ri (5360m), Kyajo Ri (6186m), Sherpani Col (6146m), West Col (6143m), and Amphu Lapsta (5845m).
  • Kyrgyzstan (1978) Khan Tengri (7000m, up to 5900m).
  • Xinjiang (2000): Muztagh Ata (7546m).
  • Tibet (2001 and 2002): Cho Oyu (8200m, up to 7100m).
  • Indonesia (2010): Mt. Binaiya on Seram island (3019m).
  • Japan (1984): Fujisan.

 

Rock climbing

 

Ice climbing

 

Randonnee ski and ski mountaineering

 

Treks

- Summer 2013: Across Ladakh and Zanskar.

 

Some other trips

 

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