Besançon-based DIGITAL SURF, world No. 1 in microscopic surface analysis software, launched the latest version of its Mountains 6 software on the summit of Makalu. At 84.70 nanometers and 8,470 meters above sea level, the infinitely small meets the infinitely large, and at the same time participated in a French first in the Himalayas.
For 20 years, DIGITAL SURF's Mountains software has set the standard for three-dimensional analysis and visualization of the world of the infinitely small. An internationally registered trademark, Mountains has established itself as the tool capable of transforming the smallest microscopic details into visible, measurable mountain ranges.
Mountains version 6 has just been launched. More complete and powerful, it takes full advantage of advances in microcomputing, with a version specially optimized for 64-bit and multi-core processors. It's the ideal tool for tracking micro and nano particles on the surface, and making microscopic "mountains" visible.
To launch its new version, DIGITAL SURF has opted for an alliance between the infinitely small and the infinitely large, so that both can combine their "mountains" and reach new heights together.
The Bisont-based company has decided to support the Makalu 2010 expedition, which is climbing what is considered one of the most technical Himalayan peaks, at an altitude of 8,470 m on the border between Tibet and Nepal. The Mountains 6 teams from DIGITAL SURF and the 6 climbers from Makalu 2010 have joined forces to achieve the ultimate in excellence.
Mountains 6 and 6 French climbers in the same quest for excellence
In April 2010, the 6 climbers of the Mountains 6 - Makalu 2010 team set out to conquer the Himalayan summit. Bringing together some of the world's leading mountaineering specialists, including two Francs-comtois, Sylvie Ferragu (Besançon) and Philippe Bourgine (Morbier), the expedition was one of the few to reach the summit this year. In fact, only a dozen climbers have ever reached the summit, all expeditions combined.
The Mountains 6 - Makalu 2010 team, supported by DIGITAL SURF, brought the first French woman to the summit. Sandrine de Choudens, a researcher at the CNRS in Grenoble, went even further, reaching the summit without oxygen.
A successful bet!