Lithium battery information

Limitations on use of AA/LR6 and AAA/LR03 Lithium batteries with headlamps.

This information does not apply to the e+Lite which was designed to work with CR2032 Lithium batteries.

Lithium batteries are lighter and give longer burn times at low temperature than traditional Alkaline batteries.

Due to recent advances in the performance characteristics of Lithium batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can cause the lamp to overheat and possibly damage the LEDs.

Cerro Torre, the making-of

Cerro Torre - Photo SourzacMaking-of the movie "Ritmo Latino"

The story of two alpinists, Bruno Sourzac and Ramiro Calvo, bewitched by the same mountain: Cerro Torre. In the heart of Patagonia, this granite monolith rejects many suitors, even the most gifted ones. Ramiro has produced a funny and touching film of the Franco-Argentinean team making the ascent.


Scottish Ice Trip - Day 7

The all white day...
It was a promising sight when I first peered out of the window this morning. Beyond the wet glass and besides a constant tapping of the rain, the mountains across the bay were covered in snow. Well, the temperature decided to drop at last. Our destination in the Glen Coe range was about two-hour walk away. But as I tried to catch as much as a glimpse of where we were heading, all I could actually see was a decently steep and long snow slope ahead of us, disappearing into white.

Scottish Ice Trip - Day 5

As checked out the previous day, it is warm outside...and still raining.
The bravest of us are awake around 7.30am for the scottish cooked breakfast.

Scottish Ice Trip - Day 3

For what seems forever will this thaw ever come to an end?
After waiting with excitement for the last couple of months for the guys to arrive, all seems to be falling apart... Wanting so much to show people how good Scottish winter climbing can be things are off to a slow wet start.

Scottish Ice Trip - Day 1&2

February 24th. 3.45am.

A bunch of Petzl team members are gathered at the headquarters to get to Geneva airport.
An hour and half later, we meet up with the rest of the crew.
Its now Ueli Steck, Martial Dumas, Yann Mimet, Mathieu Maynadier, Anthony Lamiche, Aljaz Anderle as well as Petzl Staff Erwan Le Lann, Loïc Tonnot and Cameraman Guillaume Broust. Bertrand Delapierre, another cameraman came from Chamonix to put his filming skills into what should be another interesting Petzl movie.

Final destination towards Inverness, Scotland.

Outdoorgames 2009 : "Action!"

This film festival began for his second winter edition in Chamonix.
It will last until the 21th of February, and gather all the best outdoor filming crews.
A quick resume of what this festival features...

Audrey Gariépy: a mixed route on the Kwangde Lho, Nepal

In Mid-December, I flew to Nepal with Ines Papert (Germany), Jen Olson (Canada), Cory Richards (USA) and Chris Alstrin (USA).  Our goal was to try to open a new route on the North Face of Kwangde Lho (6187m).

Zillertal RocTrip

The Zillertal Roctrip movie [26mn].

Team Petzl took RocTrip to the granite wonderland of Zillertal, Austria the summer of 2008. The international star power was unrivaled, with the best climbers from Spain, USA, Sweden, France, Great-Britain, the Netherlands and Iran all throwing themselves at the boulders and cliffs of this magical valley. Featuring: Dani Andrada, Lynn Hill, Lisa Rands, Dave Graham, Steve McClure, Marcus Bock, Jorg Verhoeven, Gérôme Pouvreau, Said Belhaj, Chris Sharma and many others...

500 words

From The Alpine Briefs - issue 2