Tips and techniques for ice climbing
A few key tips and techniques to ensure a successful vertical adventure.
Vanessa François: from El Cap to the Grand Cap at arm's strength! Two years after "El Cap à Bout de Bras" (El Cap at Arm's "Strength"…) in Yosemite in 2013, Vanessa François made another dream come true by climbing the Grand Capucin (Mont Blanc Range, France) via "Echo des Alpages," with Liv Sansoz, Cédric Lachat, and Fabien Dugit. While the impressive face has intimidated more than one climber, it provided this somewhat eclectic team with a fantastic human adventure, and represents an incredible accomplishment on every level. Read the ascent report as told by these truly extraordinary climbers… Multi-pitch climbing
"Le Barring," a new crag to explore in Bavella During the spring of 2015, Raphael Fourau, Adrien Boulon, Camille Doumas, and Preng Ing traveled to Bavella (Corsica, France) on yet another spectacular climbing trip; the perfect chance to test their mettle at "Le Barring," a new crag Adrien recently developed. (Re)discover this climbing area through Raphael Fourau's lens and trip report. Rock climbing
Team Petzl athletes run at night with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology… Anton Krupicka, Nathalie Mauclair, and Sébastien Chaigneau, trail ultra-marathon runners you say? Absolutely! But did you know that all of them use a headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology? For your benefit, each has shared their approach to what is required when running at night, explaining why and how they use headlamps with REACTIVE LIGHTING. It is a simple question of performance, weight, and comfort… So let all three guide you in planning your upcoming nighttime outings! Night trail running
Iker Pou: First ascent of "Big Men" In April 2015, Spanish climber Iker Pou made the first ascent of Big Men, a 20-year-old project in Mallorca. Carlos Raimundo bolted the impressive line, but it sat unclimbed until now. Pou has proposed a grade of 9a+ (5.15a), positioning it amongst the hardest climbs in the world. Check out the exclusive full-length video and interview with Iker below. Multi-pitch climbing