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.
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.
ASCENSION & BASIC: Improper loading can prevent the ascender from grabbing the rope
ASCENSION [B17] / BASIC [B18]
The ASCENSION and BASIC ascenders are designed to be loaded in a direction parallel to the rope; if loaded at an angle to the rope, the cam may not correctly engage the rope and slippage can occur (See the technical notice, diagram 2).
New generation of Leds
A new Led technology is used on all Petzl headlamps with Ø 5mm Leds. It produces up to 80 % more light than the identical models of the previous generation.
Are concerned by this new technology: the compact line (TIKKA, ZIPKA, etc.), and MYO and DUO with hybrid lighting systems (halogen + Leds).
BATIMAT 2005 Innovation Competition: the ASAP wins bronze medal!
The 16th Innovation Competition is aimed at highlighting the most innovative products in the construction field. This year, over 169 entries were presented for 26 awards.
Prizes for innovations listed in seven product categories were awarded on November 7th at the Paris city hall. Petzl presented its ASAP mobile anti-fall device in category 5 (equipment and tooling).