Bull of Africa 2008
The first 12 hours in an adventure race is for me the worst, it is going a bit too fast and all the teams including us are a bit stressed. It is so much nicer the longer the race is going on. For me the challenge is the mental to make the team work together and be able to take good decisions even if you are physically tired and are very sleep deprivated. During a race that is 5 days we sleep about 8 hours all together if everything goes well.
By Mats Andersson:
Chris Sharma's strategic strike of Maple Canyon
Sharma onsights two 5.14b's and more...
Chris Sharma, fresh off his recent standard-setting send of Jumbo Love (5.15b) at Clark Mountain, made a weekend stopover in Maple Canyon, Utah on his way to Mill Creek.
He went directly to the Pipe Dream, a massive cave capped by a huge 70-foot roof and known for technical horizontal climbing on Maple's signature cobbles, and onsighted T-Rex, one of the three 5.14b's in the cave.
Euro Climbing Championships - Bercy 2008
We are proud to announce that Jérome Meyer has won the European Bouldering Championships. This European Championships took place this week-end at Bercy (a big place for big shows !). In a very warm atmosphere, Jérôme won the Euro Title in Bouldering.
This performance may finish his unbelievable awards listing:
Video - "King of Da Caillasse"
Team les Collets Production is proud to present this trailer from their last movie.
It is called The King of Da Caillasse. Featuring the best climbers of Briançon (Tony Lamiche, François Lombard, Yann Ghesquiers...) but also Lisa Rands, Wills Young and many others...
The film is moving around the Climbing planet, and stops off on beautifull areas (Rockland, Chiomonte, Annot ...)
Let's have a look at the trailer below. You can also watch the movie in High Definition.
Nouveau Topo : Escalade autour du Ventoux
Le premier topo officiel de St Léger du Ventoux est enfin prêt. Non seulement il contient toutes les voies de St Léger mais en plus il contient les informations remises à jour pour Bédoin "Combe Obscure" et toute la nouvelle falaise de Malaucène.
Le premier topo officiel de St Léger du Ventoux est enfin prêt. Non seulement il contient toutes les voies de St Léger mais en plus il contient les informations remises à jour pour Bédoin "Combe Obscure" et toute la nouvelle falaise de Malaucéne.
Roctrip Zillertal - the video
The movie of the Roctrip Zillertal [26mn].
Inside the Team... with many interviews, but also pure action shots in rock climbing & bouldering. 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, Canada, Great-Britain, the
Netherlands and Iran all throwing themselves at the boulders and cliffs
of this magical valley.
Ueli Steck : New record on the Matterhorn
Ueli Steck finds himself in perfect physical conditions. For the past few weeks, the weather in the Alps has been beautiful and the conditions on the great Northfaces in the Alps have been great . After Ueli Steck's speed record on the Grandes Jorasses over the Colton-Macintyre route, it was very likely, that he was also going to try to establish a new speed record on the Matterhorn. Although in 2006 Ueli set up a new record on the difficult Bonatti
route in 25 hours, this time he would try to break the record on the
classic Schmid route on the Matterhorn Northface.