The 2010 UTMB: an epic edition.

Well, mountains are mountains and they don't always allow you to do what you want to do.
Strong winds, storming, rain, snow and heavy fog wreaked havoc on the The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which was held August 27 - 29.



 

New Petzl ice axes

The line of Petzl Charlet QUARK and NOMIC ice axes has a new look and has been expanded with the addition of the ERGO, an exclusive model designed specially for high-performance dry tooling and ice climbing.

Canyoning : Eldorado Ticino

Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Located on the southern slopes of the Alps, it enjoys a sunny, mild climate during the summer months and offers many water-based activities, including canyoning. The last ice age ended some 12,000 years ago and in its wake it left a multitude of fine, deep, smooth and fascinating granite gorges that today make Ticino one of the most renowned canyoning destinations in Europe.

 

 

Over 60 itineraries

 

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.

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.

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

 

Pangaea : selection of young people for the expedition to Pakistan

The YEP (Young Explorers Program) participants have just been chosen for the “Pakistan Pangaea” expedition, the 5th of a series of 12 expeditions over 5 continents, from 2008 to 2012.

With his PANGAEA program, Mike Horn’s objective is to encourage the respect of the environment and to actively help clean the planet in order to protect it : a challenge for the future generations!