Heather Robinson on Mon Pote Assis (5.14a; First Female Ascent)Around the new year, my fiancé, Chris, was writing a long list of his goals and turned to me "What are your climbing goals?" "Just one," I replied. "I want to climb 5.14." For me, this would not just be an objective accomplished for the year but – if I could pull it off – a lifetime climbing goal.
Home run for the first Mount Fuji Ultra TrailIt is 14h59, Sunday, May 20th, in Oike Park, by the peaceful shores of lake Kawaguchi. As the award ceremony reaches its end, Seiji Okamato and Ryu Kodama, the last two runners, cross the finish line hand-in-hand to a huge round of applause and are welcomed onto the stage by both the organizing committee and the winners of the races. Seiji Okamato proudly shows a bag full of trash he picked up on the trail and carried all the way.
VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China 2011 - the official movieLast fall, from October 26-30, 2011, more than 600 climbers gathered with our team for Petzl RocTrip China. All participants discovered and enjoyed more than 250 brand new pitches on unbelievable limestone especially prepared for the event. The long-awaited movie has now arrived.
1st ULTRA TRAIL of MONT FUJI® - Japan - May 18, 2012The long awaited first edition of the Ultra Trail race around Japan's iconic mountain is soon to start. Covering the 156 kilometers of paths with 8530 m of vertical gain is next week-end's challenge for the registered runners. This race is the first of it's kind in Asia. Over the previous years many runners from Japan participated to Ultra Trail races in Europe and America. Originally scheduled in 2011 the UTMF was cancelled because of the tsunami disaster.
Ethan Pringle On Jumbo Love (5.15b/9b)Ethan Pringle has been putting some serious effort into Jumbo Love recently. That's the 5.15b "king line" bolted by Randy Levitt and first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2008. Since Sharma's send, no one else has climbed the route, which tracks for 250 feet up the center of the severely overhanging 3rd tier of an area known as Mt. Clark, on the Nevada-California border. Pringle is no stranger to Mt. Clark or to Jumbo Love -- he worked the line with Sharma back in 2007. Now, he's back, and dedicated to sending one of the world's most epic sport climbs.
RECALL ALERT for inspection of all our SCORPIO via ferrata lanyardsExtension of the product safety alert issued on May 13th 2011
Concerns all SCORPIO lanyards Manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137****.
The relevant product references are: L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2.