I know, this is in a way, a pretty boring performance post...
The year, as we on the so called earth (and in the s.c. "west") call it, is coming to it's end. For me it means the end of a cycle and soon the beginning of a new one. The climbing cycle. I usually take 2-4 weeks of, in the end of the year, from climbing to recover 100% and then start the training for the new season. But after climbing just so much this year I still felt I wanted more. As I already started to feel tired from all the climbing this year I put in a last effort to try to do one more route.
127 HOURS Follow Up - Thanks for All the TIKKAs
In January, 2010, the makers of the film 127 HOURS approached Petzl with a request. They wanted help tracking down the exact model and color of TIKKA headlamp that Aron Ralston wore during his ordeal in the Utah desert, around which the film is based. The props department used photos Ralston took of himself while trapped, his arm pinned between a boulder and the wall of a slot canyon, to identify the three-LED TIKKA and other objects Ralston had with him at that time. (It's not a spoiler to say that Ralston eventually amputated his own arm in order to escape.)
Cuba. Grimpe et découverte...
Il y a énormément de choses à raconter sur Cuba.
On a vécu des aventures uniques: bartasses à travers la jungle, moustiques, guêpes, chaleur et moiteur…
On a grimpé sur des concrétions incroyables, découvert des spots peu
communs, fumé les meilleurs cigares qui soient et pour sure, dégusté le
meilleur café du monde …
Les rencontres étaient très enrichissantes, les paysages magnifiques et les ambiances à vivre !!
an early winter...
Joder! The winter stroke early this year... I hoped to have some time to finish of some projects back home. But unless you are looking for frozen ice climbing mostly happens indoors from now on. So I better escape (once again, puuhhh!) to Spain next week. But indoor training gives you more time for other things, like music (which is not a bad thing).
About one year after visiting Mexico I was back again. This time because of the Petzl Roctrip festival held at the crags of El Chonta (near the city of Taxco) and Jilotepec. The agenda was climbing, sightseeing and party as always. It was really great to see the old team+some new faces and all the hyper psyched mexican climbers that had attended.
A Fine Wine
As a fine wine gains in taste and quality, so do the Petzl
Rock Trips! There have been some pretty good ones; Red River,
Squarmish and my favourite so far in Kalymnos; all fantastic and each a trip of
a life-time, but this year Petzl really extended themselves with a
rollercoaster ride to Mexico!
Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Las Chicas Superpoderosas!
On Saturday, November 7, Petzl athletes again made their mark on the Mexican climbing scene, adding a second 5.14 first ascent to the amazing El Huevo crag at Jilotepec. The latest hard project to fall to the visiting troupe of international rock stars is called Las Chicas Superpoderosas (“Super Powerpuff Girls” in Spanish), and it weighs in at roughly 5.14c, or 8c+.