Petzl RocTrip China 2011 : Culture and lifestyle in Getu - last minute informationThe Guizhou province is one of the last areas that has been opened to western tourism in the late eighties. It is also called the province of minorities due to the presence of numerous tribes of different origin that settled here in the past. The area around Anshun is mainly populated by Miao, Yao and Buyi ethnic groups.
LYNX, modular crampon for ice and mixed climbingFrom snow couloirs to dry tooling, the LYNX is a versatile crampon. Modular front points allow for many options: dual or mono-point, long or short, and/or asymmetrical. They come with two types of interchangeable front bindings to adapt to boots with or without toe welts.
Caving: Gouffre Berger, the team follows in the footsteps of Fernand PetzlFrom August 1-6, 2011, climbers and alpinists from Team Petzl were introduced to caving in the Gouffre Berger cave, which descends to -1100m. Team Petzl member and organizer of the expedition, François Lombard, tells the story.
Going to Getu for the Petzl RocTrip: travel tipsGoing to Getu is taking a journey to the other side of the world, into the heart of China, to the end of the road and time. Here are more details and tips on how to get there and well prepare your RocTrip and your luggage.
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® 2011: 4 seasons in a single raceGathering a total of 5500 runners for a cocktail of 4 different ultra trail races, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc confirmed it's rank as the world's toughest event of its kind. The weather remained the master in the mountains: for this 9th edition, runners were greeted by the full array of meteorological conditions: intense heat, thunderstorms, drenching showers, high winds, thick fog, sub-zero temperatures, snowy passes and a finish under a clear blue sky.
Trace des Ducs de Savoie : Wild trail running through Aoste, Tarentaise and BeaufortainThis year the Trace des Ducs de Savoie (TDS) was the novelty race of The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc organization. Although it was already proposed last year the start was not given due to severe weather on the mountains and no one was able to complete the route. In 2009 the first edition of this race was on another trail.
International DWSBorre handed me another beer. The main dude behind the
Norwegian Rockmaster. The second event, in 2010, had been a good one. "Steve,
how can we make the competition even better?" I thought for a minute. "You want
something that stands out from the crowds? The way to go is DWS!"
Petzl RocTrip 2011 : "A Drill Dream Team"At a completely virgin site like Getu the problem of equipment was present in all its complexity. Before all the necessary gear could be sent, an experienced eye was needed to evaluate the quality and quantity of what might be needed.
Responsibility for the inventory fell to Erwan Le Lann who was supervised by Olivier Balma and assisted by Whan, a park ranger.