Big Wall

Video - Holtanna expedition - Aid climbing and base jumping in Antarctica

In November 2009, four adventurers and mountain professionals travelled to the Holtanna range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on this continent. With the release of the 15 minute long version of their movie, Sam Beaugey revisits this exceptional expedition.
The group was composed of:

GRIGRI 2, the new Petzl belay device with assisted braking

Behind every great send, there's a great belayer.
The GRIGRI 2 helps the belayer work in unison with the climber.

In Search Of Adventure

Traditional climbing is where my roots lie but sport is an easy tick, fitting in easily around work and kids and a desire to perform rather than be scared. As the grades go up the amount of gear goes down making hard routes that can be onsighted hard to find. But I still needed the adventure, it feeling more distant with every soggy summer that passes. Pabay has been on the list for a while, "hard pumpy climbing with excellent gear on amazing rock" was the word.

VIDEO a climbing journey in Namibia

photo G RogelWriter, climber and guide Majka Burhardt has a penchant for combining adventure climbing and travel to exotic destinations. She does this with a heart-felt emphasis on gaining an greater understanding of the places she visits and the people inhabiting them.

Azazel - the movie

Four years after the movie "Riders on the Storm", the team Planet is back...

videoAid climbing video  - Azazel



Progression - A new film by BigUPproductions

Behind every breakthrough in the progression of climbing, there's a true story of doubt and determination, perseverance in the face of failure.

From boulders, to big walls, to competition podiums, the climbers at
the top of the game share a commitment to do whatever it takes to
achieve their vision. Featuring Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, Daniel
Woods, Adam Ondra, Kevin Jorgeson, Patxi Usobiaga, Johanna Ernst, Alex
Honnold, Paul Robinson, Matt Segal, and more, in a film by Josh Lowell,
Cooper Roberts, and Brett Lowell.


Tough Enough - Climbing in Madagascar

Tough Enough, is the name of the 400 meter route in the Tsaranoro Valley in Madagascar first climbed by Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Sylvain Millet and Laurent Triay in 2008. Their only objective was to free the 10 pitches - many rated 8a and harder - on this African bigwall.

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 ».

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From The Alpine Briefs - issue 2

The Nose

Notre voyage touche à sa fin. J'avais envie de vivre une première expérience en big wall et c'est chose faite....