GRIMPday 2009 VideoGRIMPday 2009: Rescue professionals with no fear GRIMPday is an international, multidisciplinary technical rope rescue competition which takes place every October in Namur. The fourth edition was a face-off between 23 teams, from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany. The participants were firefighters, soldiers, police officers, rescuers, etc.
Redwoods: The Super Trees in this month's National Geographic MagazineThis month's issue of National Geographic Magazine features an amazing feature story by Joel Bourne about the massive redwood trees in Northern California. In addition to the entralling article about these unique towering giants, there are several great videos on the web (many of which feature Petzl's tree climbing equipment), including a 'making-of' the cover shot - 84 images of a 300-foot tree stiched together.
Petzl on the Eiffel TowerSince March, the Eiffel Tower has been undergoing a face-lift. As it does every seven years, the tower is getting repainted. Eighteen months of work are scheduled. For the painting, approximately twenty people have been working 200-300 meters above the ground: a worksite like no other, where there is no room for error.
Tactical EXO video by Military Times' GearScoutCheck out this video by the guys at the Military Times of the Tactical EXO EASHOOK. South Salt Lake City Tactical Officer Steve Crandall demonstrates the use of the EXO for tactical situations. For the full article, go to the GearScout blog.
Premier Symposium Québécois de la Via Ferrata: 24-25 septembreDate: 24-25 septembre 2009
Lieu: Via Ferrata du Diable; Parc national du Mont-Tremblant - Secteur La Diable, Lac-Supérieur, Québec, Canada Ce symposium vise à rassembler les guides, formateurs, animateurs, opérateurs, gestionnaires et tous ceux qui s’intéressent à cette activité émergente.
2009 International Tree Climbing ChampionshipsThe International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), which took place July 24 & 25 in Providence, Rhode Island, attracts the very best tree climbers from around the world to compete in a series of events meant to test arborists' skills and abilities.
ISA 2009 ITCC - photo copyright: Davey Tree