Summit success for Ueli Steck at Gasherbrum II
Friday, July 3 2009 - Gasherbrum base camp:
It is running quite good here. From Tuesday until Wednesday I was
already for the second time at camp 2 at 6500 meters. Overnight. The
weather was pretty bad. Nicole, my wife, descended from camp 1 back to
Base Camp with two Pakistani.
Petzl on the Eiffel Tower
Since March, the Eiffel Tower has been undergoing a face-lift. As it does every seven years, the tower is getting repainted. Eighteen months of work are scheduled. For the painting, approximately twenty people have been working 200-300 meters above the ground: a worksite like no other, where there is no room for error.
Expedition Gasherbrum II - Base camp
On Saturday, June 20th (after a journey of nearly two weeks) we reached Gasherbrum base camp (5100m).
The formalities at the government in Islamabad were quickly settled.
Should the political situation in Pakistan get critical, we provided
also the visa for China. So we would be able to fly out from China - just in case.
Infinity Lanes - the pictures
Check out Sam Bié's photos of the Petzl Roctrip in Millau (Gorges de la Jonte).
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Des Red Rocks au Big Stone
Difficile de résister à l’appel des grands murs du Yosemite et de ses voies mythiques dont les noms résonnent dans nos têtes…
Afin de se mettre dans le bain en douceur et de ne pas brutaliser un genou quasi tout neuf, nous avons choisi, dans un premier temps, de faire des voies « à la journée », avec des sacs d’un poids, disons, « raisonnable ».
Snowboard with Xavier Delerue : Deeper
Deeper is definitely the word. Two weeks ago, Jeremy Jones showed up
with his filmer Chris in Bruson Switzerland to film the last segment of
their season. The goal of that mission was quite unclear, ride some
steeps, use no heli, sleep in the mountains....