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 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.
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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.
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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Roctrip Millau - primo giorno
Il Petzl Roctrip inizia giovedì 25 giugno nell'ambito dei Natural Games di Millau (Aveyron - France). Tutti gli atleti del mondo della scalata, del parapendio, della mountain bike e del kayak si riuniscono qui per celebrare questo gigantesco evento.