The North Face Triangle of Mont Blanc du Tacul

Training day 3 (And final day) before heading off to Zermatt. 23rd July 2013 The alarm went of at 05:15 that morning because we had decided to meet at the Aguile du Midi telephrique station bright and early so as to beat the crowds and try to get back into town earlier than yesterday. Ervin … Continue reading

Pointe Lachenal

Training day 2 for Matterhorn. Previous day I was able to get up to a height of 3086m. Today we would take the Aguille du Midi Telefrique from Chamonix to 3842m where I could further develop my acclimatization and hopefully remember my crampon technique and ice climbing skills.  22 July 2013, France Named after the famous Chamonix guide Louis Lachenal, this granite … Continue reading

Petzl Meteor III+ Climbing Helmet

Weighing only 235 grams!! the METEOR III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and ventilation. Its innovative adjustment system allows each climber to adjust his/her helmet to head shape. Originally designed for climbing and mountaineering, the METEOR III + also meets the European standards for cycling and whitewater sports, so you pretty much … Continue reading