Sonnie Trotter: Zen and the Art of Trying Really, Really Hard
With his infectious psyche and incredible ability, Petzl Athlete Sonnie Trotter has been setting new climbing standards all over the world: from hard sport routes in his home country of Canada to dicey trad climbing in Britain. Here, he discusses what goes through his mind on and off the rocks. For more about Sonnie, check out his blog and visit Petzl.com for regular updates of his exploits.
Champion de France 2009
Alors ça, c'est une véritable bonne surprise.
Ayant sérré beaucoup
plus de ponceuses, disqueuses et autres machines de bricolage...que des
prises ces derniers temps, je suis heureux de constater que la grimpe
qualitative (relâchement et rési spécifique) sur laquelle j'ai orienté
mes temps de grimpe a payé.
Je pense aussi que le fait d'avoir abordé cette compétition avec un maximum de détachement et de plaisir a beaucoup joué dans la balance...
Expedition on Gasherbrum II
Burgdorf, June 2009
On Sunday we flew to Islamabad.
After long and careful considerations we have decided - despite the quite uncomfortable situation in the Swat Valley - to go to the Karakorum
and start our expedition to Gasherbrum II.
Just back from the United States where my wife Nicole and I could climb by beautiful and warm weather, we soon have to say "Goodbye to the summer"... We go back to winter and we have to get used to cold temperatures and snow.
Petzl ROCTRIP - June 26, 2009
For the second year in a row, the Petzl Roc Trip has joined forces with the Vibram Natural Games. This multi-sport outdoor event brings together pro and amateur climbers, paragliders, downhill mountain bikers, freestyle kayakers and slackliners to Millau, France.
A message from Pete Takeda in China
As many of you may have heard, last weekend, three climbers were reported missing on Mount Edgar in China: Jonny Copp, Micah Dash and Wade Johnson. This is shattering news. Our hearts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the missing climbers. Please go here for more information and to learn how you can help support search efforts: www.adventurefilm.org/blogs/adventure_blog.aspx