"It'll be an extremely interesting experience to climb with two very strong mountaineers. The East Ridge is a very long traverse at altitude. Erhard Lorethan, who made the first ascent of this ridge, told me that it's very long and beautiful ridge – 7.5 km above 7000m, with three 8000m peaks in middle!" says Lafaille. This will be the 4th time that he has been to Annapurna and his 8th 8000er. His been training recently with a first solo winter ascent of Pèlerinage on the North Face of Peigne.