VIDEO – Chamje Khola – extreme first descent of a Himalayan canyon

In the spring of 2011, the Himalayan Canyon Team made a first descent of one of the highest and most committing canyons on the planet: the Chamje Khola canyon. The film, by Laurent Triay, presents an historical achievement for both canyoning as well as for mountaineering in general. A new door has just been opened into techniques for descending difficult canyons in faraway lands.

VIDEO - Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda are back in Céüse: bolting and extreme sport climbing

After several years of absence, Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda have returned to Ceuse on a quest for new projects. This cliff has a special significance for Chris, as it was here, more than ten years ago that he did the first ascent of the inspiring line, Biographie (5.15a). This time, at the Face de Rat, away from the summer crowds, Chris found a new line to bolt.

UTMB® 2012: 145 unforgettable hours

The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB®) took place from August 27 to September 2, 2012, in and around the Mont-Blanc range. This truly international Trail Running celebration brought together, as always, athletes, spectators, and volunteers who share the same passion. The 4 races, 73 nationalities, 6000 runners, 2000 volunteers and harsh weather conditions made for a truly extraordinary event.

UTMB® 2012 Interview: Maud Gobert, 3rd place women’s category, talks about the CCC®

It’s 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, in the center of Courmayeur where the 1913 CCC participants started the 86km long, 5998 meter vertical adventure. Due to adverse weather conditions the course was modified, and followed the original path of the first edition. It rained throughout the entire race, and the summits even had a light dusting of snow. During the night temperatures dropped to minus 10 degrees Celsius.

 

CCC® 2012 departure

Trail running - Dawa Sherpa wins the TDS at the 2012 UTMB©

The 1464 brave souls participating in the TDS (Traces des Ducs de Savoie) took off on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 a.m. in Courmayeur, Italy, for a 112km, 7150 vertical meter adventure. The winter-like conditions made the course especially difficult this year. Dawa Sherpa, Team Petzl member, was the first to arrive in Chamonix at 9:37 p.m., with a time of 14 hours 37 minutes. Lionel Trivel and Antoine Guillon crossed the finish line not too long after at 10:05 p.m.

 

VIDEO - Mountaineering – New route climbed in alpine style on Latok2, Pakistan

Mathieu Maynadier, mountaineer and Team Petzl member, tells us about his trip to the mountains of Pakistan. Antoine Bletton, Sebastien Ratel, and Pierre Labbre were also part of the team that climbed a new 2000 m high route in alpine style (M5, ED-) up the Southwest face of Latok 2, at 7020m. Full story below.

Tips for maintaining your Petzl equipment

Couverture pdf entretien des produitsYou can download the "Tips for protecting your equipment" PDF under the heading: "Our social and environmental responsibility" and at the "Le

Tips for maintaining your Petzl equipment

Couverture pdf entretien des produitsYou can download the "Tips for protecting your equipment" PDF under the heading: "Our social and environmental responsibility" and at the "Le

Trail running: are you ready for the UTMB to begin?

The adventure that is the UTMB (The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®) is just around the corner. The world-renowned trail race will take place from August 27 to September 2, 2012, in the Mont-Blanc range. As with each and every year, for this year’s 10th edition, trail running enthusiasts will share magical moments together in an unbelievable landscape.

UTMB 2011

Multi-pitch climbing: first feminine ascent of Carnet d'adresse (Rocher du Midi, France) by Nina Caprez

Sunday July 21st at 15H02 an SMS from Nina Caprez arrives on the phone : "DONE !!!" Nina has just free climbed "Carnet d'Adresse" at the Rocher du Midi in the Chartreuse massif (Isère -France). A week ago her partner, Cedric Lachat, made the second free ascent. "Carnet d'Adresse" was bolted a while ago by Philippe Mussato, a renowned specialist in this style of route. The route got it's first free ascent in 2011 by Yann Ghesquier.