Today Petzl announced the release of All Access, a compilation of ten original climbing films from the industry’s top adventure filmmakers. Proceeds benefit the Access Fund (www.accessfund.org) and its efforts toward keeping climbing areas open.
Nikwax is sending a supply of cleaning and waterproofing products to the “Tents for Haiti” Eagle Scout project. Based in Fort Collins, CO., “Tents for Haiti” is soliciting both new and used tents to provide shelter to the victims of the January 2010 earthquake. The Nikwax products will be used to clean and revive the waterproofing of the gently used tents that are donated. Christian Stout began the campaign as a humanitarian effort and Eagle Scout Service Project. He is working with REI and JAX Outdoor Gear, both in Fort Collins, to collect the tents. HELP International, a not-for-profit, humanitarian aid organization, will coordinate with Stout to ensure that all tents are distributed within Haiti by the end of May.
Mike Hanson, a 45 year old blind attorney from St. Louis Park, MN, has begun his quest to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Vasque is the official footwear sponsor of Hanson’s Appalachian Trail Campaign. Hanson is accompanied on his journey by videographer Gary L. Steffens, who is making a documentary about the experience.