Lithium batteries information
Limitations on use of AA/LR6 and AAA/LR03 Lithium batteries with headlamps.
This information does not apply to the e+Lite which was designed to work with CR2032 Lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries are lighter and give longer burn times at low temperature than traditional Alkaline batteries.
Due to recent advances in the performance characteristics of Lithium batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can cause the lamp to overheat and possibly damage the LEDs.
Catalog 2009 to download
The new 2009 Petzl Professional catalog is now available for download in the Catalog section of Petzl.com. You'll find professional products - including headlamps - and technical solutions for accessing the vertical world (difficult-to-access, tree care, rescue, etc).
Info - MYO headlamps and AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries
Due to advances in the performance characteristics of AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can in certain cases of intensive use, cause quality and safety problems with MYO-series headlamps. When the headlamp is used with AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries, if a short-circuit appears in the cable connecting the battery case to the lamp, the cable can spark, melt, or catch fire.
Hueco and Hollywood: Worlds Apart?Text & photos by Pete Takeda
I spent three weeks bouldering in Hueco Tanks over the holidays. Hueco needs neither introduction nor explanation. It’s regarded by those in-the-know as the best place to boulder in the States once the snow falls. It's got this spiritual vibe too, one that the Native Americans and today's climbers seemed to have tapped into. My visit was like spending time with an old friend. I'd spent my time there in the pre-crashpad days.
The Khumbu Climbing SchoolText & photos by Caroline George
In late January, Adam and I traded our skis for our huge duffle bags, full of ice climbing gear and warm down parkas, to go volunteer at the Khumbu Climbing School, teaching Sherpas how to be safe in the mountains. My friend, Amy Bullard - who was the 2009 director of KCS - had been raving about KCS and offered a few times for me to come along.
10mila in Skane- as a spectator
This year's 10mila was held in south Sweden, somewhat special
because otherwise it has always been around Stockholm. But Skåne
offered a great event with good organisation, nice terrain and
spring-feeling during the day (in the night the temperature fell down