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UTMB: the night is yours!

The 8th edition of the Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc will take place from August 24th to 29th 2010. This mythical race follows the famous hiking path that goes round the Mont-Blanc, called “Tour du Mont-Blanc”. With 166 km and 9400 meters in difference of altitude, the race will include running at night once or twice.

 

The Pangaea project in the heart of the himalayan region

Respecting the principles of the Pangaea project, Mike Horn has led a team of 8 young people from all over the world through an amazing adventure. The objective always remained the same:

Explore, Learn and Act.

 

Guidebook: the 5 routes to the Mont-Blanc




The second edition of the book “Mont-Blanc, 5 routes to the summit” is available since the end of July. In this guidebook, François Damilano gives you the keys to enjoy this wonderful summit in all its alpine splendor.

Grimpday: technique and show

This year, the Grimpday, organized by the fire department of Namur (Belgium) took place on June 12th.

A recognized international event, this 5th edition gathered together the best teams worldwide in the field of rope rescue in Namur. New participants took up the challenge, with a total of 28 teams representing 9 countries, and various rescue services: firemen, civil protection, para-commandos, police, etc.

VIDEO - Evolution Tour - the teaser

This is the story of a child suffering from the Rubinstein-Taby syndrome. Born in Martinique in 1977 of unknown parents, Philippe has always suffered from several malformations that have restrained his freedom of movement. But his perseverance and autonomy nevertheless enabled him to follow a "normal" and successful schooling. But having access to "normality" is not everything, and encouraged by his passion for challenges, Philippe discovered climbing in 1994.

10MILA , the story of a victory

Last May in Sweden, the first important gathering of the season for orientation runners grouped together 9,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The men ran over 110 km by night, in teams of 10 relay runners.

European arborist championship 2010

This year the arborist championship took place on June 12 and 13 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the European Arborist Committee, in collaboration with the Czech subsidiary of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture).

 

Natural Games: Full House for the Petzl Team

Great blue sky and intense heat were on the plate for this year's edition of the Vibram Natural Games. The return to normal summer conditions surprised most of us after such a cold and rainy spring in southern France !!! Sport Climbing, Bouldering, Slackline, Freestyle Kayak, Paragliding, downhill and dirt mountain bike contests  were all blessed by the blue sky and athletes heated up the show for the great pleasure of the huge crowd of spectators.

 

Gravity trip

 

2010 Teva Mountain Games - Bouldering World Cup

For the third year running, Vail, Colorado, played host to an IFSC Bouldering World Cup (click here for full results). The event, the only of its kind in the United States, was again a part of the Teva Mountain Games, which brings together atheltes and enthusiasts from across the outdoor world for one weekend every year.

Gravity Trip : Get ready!

The Vibram Natural Games will occur this year from June 25 to June 27 in Millau (Aveyron- France). A unique rendez-vous for all outdoor sport enthousiasts, it's all about sharing your passion, giving your best and having fun.