Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a successful 3rd edition!
This year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy brought together 350 participants from 17 countries! High-level athletes and regular mountain sports enthusiasts showed up to share and to improve their technique over the course of several activities and workshops organized by Arc'teryx, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, and other event partners.
Petzl RopeTrip: a resoundingly successful 2014 edition!
The second edition of the Petzl RopeTrip took place from May 29-31, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden. The event brought together more than one hundred rope access specialists from around the world to discuss their profession and to share their broad range of experience. The rope access competition was the focal point of the gathering, allowing each team of rope access specialists to demonstrate their technical skills and ability to work well together. Following a strong performance in all disciplines, the Russian team ALPEX took first place the competition.
A quick report on this fantastic adventure…
Melloblocco, the world's biggest international bouldering event!
Melloblocco took place in the Val di Mello and Val Masino valleys in Italy from April 30 to May 4, 2014.
This 11th edition proved to be one of the most spectacular in the event's history, and for good reason. With an unbelievable 2600 climbers registering online, no less than 5000 people made the trip to these incredibly beautiful valleys. The "Mello-boulderers," from beginners to pros, enjoyed testing their mettle on the endless number of boulder problems in the area.
An ice and mixed climbing expedition with Philippe Batoux: "Canada Dry" on ice!
Every three years Philippe Batoux, high mountain guide and professor at ENSA (France's elite guide school), trains five young aspiring mountaineers in every alpine discipline: free and aid climbing, ice climbing, snow and mixed routes. An expedition always caps off the series of training clinics. This year, Maël Baguet, Kevin Peyre, Yoan Foulon, Eric Jamet, and Dimitry Munoz traveled with him to Canada.
Expedition report by Philippe Batoux...
Swiss qualifying round for the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip: photos and results
On Saturday, May 3, in Kletterzentrum Milandia center in Zurich, the Swiss qualifying round for the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip took place. The event brought together five teams from the country's three different language regions.
Petzl RopeTrip, new Rules: more gear and techniques allowed
The Petzl RopeTrip aims to bring together people from different countries and their varied rope access techniques. With this in mind, Petzl has altered The Rules regarding the "Conditions for access to challenges" (chapters 7 & 8) to allow each team to use their own gear and techniques.
Participate in the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip!
Registration has been open for a week and there are already almost twenty teams from around the world signed up for the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip. France, Switzerland, and Brazil plan to host national pre-series events where the winners will earn their ticket to Sweden.
Customer information on the use of the Petzl CROLL B16 & B16AAA in corrosive environments
This information is intended specifically for those who use the Petzl CROLL rope clamp intensively for professional use. This update follows the information released on the Petzl website on March 17, 2014.
Petzl RocTrip 2014: follow the camper-trailer through Eastern Europe
For forty days and forty nights, from September 11 to October 20, 2014, we'll travel together through Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. Every four or five days, we'll move the camper-trailer from one spot to another, from makeshift campsites in each host village to multi-pitch cliffs by way of amazing spots to boulder and deep water solo.