RedBull X-Alps: Christian Maurer traverse les Alpes en 9 jours!
Le 29 Juillet 2009 à 11:24, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurer (SUI) a posé à Monaco et devient le champion Red Bull X-Alps 2009!
Christian Maurer pose à Monaco, après 9 jours de marche et de vol - Photo (c) RedBull Photofiles
Long Routes - Petzl Team extend themselves
The Petzl Roc trips get better and better, bigger and bigger. This year was no exception, with single pitch routes 100m long, I don't think they get any longer. I was invited again, obviously as the token Brit, there for dry humour and poor dress sense and perhaps because I've won a few trips, even up against the likes of Sharma and Andrada. Fortunately they hadn't spotted it was clearly either a fluke or involved some serious cunning. On performance alone I think I'd be lucky to scrape in!
Petzl sur la Tour Eiffel
Depuis le mois de mars, la Tour Eiffel se refait une beauté. Comme tous les sept ans, la pose de la nouvelle peinture a commencé. Dix-huit mois de chantier sont au programme. Pour mener à bien les travaux de peinture, une vingtaine de personnes évolue depuis deux mois à quelque 200/300 mètres du sol : un chantier pas comme les autres où le hasard n’a pas sa place.
Petzl Roctrip: Chris Sharma flashes Infinity Lane!
Chris Sharma flashed the Men's Infinity Lane Saturday 27th, June, during the Petzl Roctrip in Millau (Aveyron - France).
This 100m route approaching the 8c has resist to the others
competitors (Dani Andrada, Daniel Dulac, Tony Lamiche, Steve McClure,
Sean McColl, Mickaël Fuselier...) but Chris spent all his energy in one
attempt and flashed the route in a raw!
On the Women's Infinity Lane, Martina Cufar and Florence Pinet flashed the route as well. Chloé Minoret, Nina Caprez and Lynn Hill sent the route on 2nd or 3rd attempt.
Read all the stories on petzl.com
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.