Athletes

Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva win 2020 Piolets d'Or


On September 19, 2020 four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or 2020 during the 25th edition of the Ladek Mountain Film Festival in Poland.  Of the four being awarded, two of the teams are American! Our own Beal and Grivel athlete Alan Rousseau is receiving the award for his 2019 ascent with Tino Villanueva of Tengi Ragi Tau (22,762 ft).

August 28, 2020

The Grand Traverse and WURL


With COVID-19 shutting down Alan's summer travel plans, he turned his objectives closer to home and set his sites on completing the Grand Traverse and WURL.

July 16, 2020

Review: Grivel Duetto Helmet


When Grivel ambassador Connor Chilcott heard about the release of the Duetto helmet, he couldn't wait to get his hands on one. As an aplinist and mountain guide, the things Connor was doing on a day to day basis were exactly what the helmet was designed for. So, who better to test out one of the first Duettos to hit the US than him? Check out what Connor thought after putting it through the wringer.

July 6, 2020

Review: Grivel Trail Three Poles


Grivel athlete Natalie Afonino recently tested out the Grivel Trail Three poles and is now a convert to pole life. Check out her review of them.

June 1, 2020

A Classic Alaskan Adventure: Early-Season Ice Chase in the Wrangells

 

 

Grivel and Beal athlete Natalie Afonina recounts her trip to the remote wilderness of Alaska to chase preseason ice. The ice climbing there is big, blue, and beautiful... if you can handle the frigid cold, wild terrain, and short daylight hours.

May 18, 2020

Finding Peace in Potrero


Cypher Climbing ambassador Fallon Rowe talks about her trip to El Potrero Chico over the winter. It featured tons of climbing on amazing single and multi-pitch routes, fun with good people, giant margaritas, hot springs, and the headgames of diving back into the sport after surgeries.

May 15, 2020