Options to ensure a great belay
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REVERSO® 4 Ultra-light multipurpose belay/rappel device with braking adapted to different rope diameters and suppleness; Reverso mode
BLACK HOLE: exploring a world without light In January 2016, an international caving expedition traveled to the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. The goal: to explore a gigantic sinkhole spotted in... aerial photos! Expedition leader Jean-Paul Sounier, who instigated the project, tells us about this exceptional adventure in the heart of the Papuan rainforest. Download the ebook for free to read about this incredible adventure! Caving
Iceland: climbing in a land of contrasts In June 2016, seven enthusiastic climbers, including Florence Pinet and Gérôme Pouvreau, traveled to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. Even though this country of many colors is not well known for its climbing, the group found breathtaking locations to practice their art. Raphaël Fourau tells the story of this atypical trip. Multi-pitch climbing
Hard route, hard climbing - "Orbayu" with Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat "In the Naranjo de Bulnes section of Picos de Europa National Park, two Orbayus await. One is the characteristic mist, or thin fog, that often settles and clings to the mountainsides, soaking every tiny rock all the way through. The other is a daunting climb. At an elevation of 2000 meters, it winds upward for 500 more, over thirteen stunning pitches, a crux at 8c-, and overwhelming exposure." In the spring of 2014, Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez made their attempt on Orbayu, where success hinged on an intricate and complex balance of the psyche. Rock climbing
Mike Fuselier: a major turning point During a climbing trip to Turkey in the spring of 2015, Mike Fuselier fell more than 20 meters during an outing to the cliffs in Datça. Although every prognosis indicated what he would likely never be able to do again, almost one year and six months after the accident, Mike tells us his moving story and how he successfully turned this ordeal into a genuine life-changing experience. In the fall of 2016, Mike sent "Un Clin d'Oeil au Paradis" (Translation: A Glimpse of Heaven), a legendary 8c in Tournoux in the Southern French Alps, closing one chapter of his life to start another… and to continue blazing a new path on his own personal journey. Rock climbing