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).
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.