Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to BeThe trip was long for many, short for others. Some braved a 45-hour non-stop voyage from all over the world, facing delayed flights, long security lines, cramped airplanes, missed connections and finishing with a mountainous 5-hour bus ride. For others, it was a simple question of hopping in the car and heading to the site of the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Getu, China.
Petzl RocTrip 2011: download the guide book
Download the climbing guide book of the Getu valley, where the Petzl RocTrip China will take place from October 26 - 30, 2011.
The guide book is also a roadbook, as it contains the program of the 5 days, and some usefull tips about the valley.
The guide book is in english and chinese versions.
Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available
Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available and currently being shipped to all Petzl distributors.
The new versions are for sale and can also be exchanged with the 2010 versions of the NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329. See the information from 21 December 2010.
F.A de La taupe boxeuse 8c+
Hier, après de nombreux essais à tomber dans la première partie d'un
projet appelé "la taupe boxeuse" à St Ange (au dessus de Grenoble), je
clippais enfin la chaîne.
Cette voie cotée 8c+ et équipée par Quentin Chastagnier, se décompose en 3 parties: Une première partie très bloc avec des mouvements explosifs sur prises plates, puis une bonne résistance sur petites prises et décontractions foireuses et enfin une dernière section bloc avec des mouvements aléatoires.
Petzl RocTrip China 2011 : Culture and lifestyle in Getu - last minute information
The Guizhou province is one of the last areas that has been opened to western tourism in the late eighties. It is also called the province of minorities due to the presence of numerous tribes of different origin that settled here in the past. The area around Anshun is mainly populated by Miao, Yao and Buyi ethnic groups.
LYNX, modular crampon for ice and mixed climbing
From snow couloirs to dry tooling, the LYNX is a versatile crampon.
Modular front points allow for many options: dual or mono-point, long or short, and/or asymmetrical.
They come with two types of interchangeable front bindings to adapt to boots with or without toe welts.
Caving: Gouffre Berger, the team follows in the footsteps of Fernand Petzl
From August 1-6, 2011, climbers and alpinists from Team Petzl were introduced to caving in the Gouffre Berger cave, which descends to -1100m. Team Petzl member and organizer of the expedition, François Lombard, tells the story.