The free-climbing legend, Patrick Edlinger, has passed away.

Since Friday, November 16, 2012, the rock-climbing community has been fatherless. Thank you, Patrick, for everything you gave us.


Photo de Patrick Edlinger © Maurice Rebeix


Lionel Daudet-DodTour: High voltage for the finish

By the end of November, Lionel Daudet will have probably finished his "Tour de France" by the boundaries of the country. Starting from the summit of Mont-Blanc the 10th of August 2011, "Dod" took over a year to strictly follow France's border. Month after month following the line only powered by his legs and arms, without ever being farther than a few meters, Lionel Daudet is now "the specialist" of the border. Guillaume Vallot and his brother Etienne, spent a few days tied on Lionel's rope while he was crossing the Queyras massif.

RocTrip Argentina : update of informations and program

A few weeks before the beginning of the RocTrip, new informations on transportation, campsite and program are available.
 Living on the ranch
Looking at a high number of registred climbers (>1000), in order not to overcrowd the climbing sectors it will be wise to take advantage of the full day light (05H00-22H00).

Petzl RocTrip Argentina: Results of photo contests

To celebrate the ten years of Petzl RocTrips, Petzl invited climbers from many countries to have a chance to participate to this year's edition.
Photo contests to win a ticket to the Petzl RocTrip Argentina happened in nine countries with local media partners.

Congratulations, Thanks to all the participants, hundreds of great quality photos were posted and the judges had a hard time determining the winners. We are looking forward hosting the winners during the RocTrip at Piedra Parada, Chubut, Argentina from November 22-25 2012.

VIDEO - Petzl RopeTrip 2012 - Epic moments

Sunday October 7 at 13h25, V.axess Facility in Crolles, France. As a loud uproar of applause rises from all corners of the building, the Russian team Hyperborea Evpator from St Petersburg finishes first the final task and  claims the bell trophy of the Petzl RopeTrip.

Petzl RopeTrip 2012 - Welcome to V.axess, PPE checking and training

The first Petzl RopeTrip is organized in our training center, next door from the headquarters. It is a great opportunity for the participants to visit the factory and to be involved in an original challenge and socialize with workers from other countries.

UTMB® 2012: 145 unvergessliche Stunden

The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB®) wurde vom 27. August bis zum 2. September 2012 in der Region des Mont-Blanc ausgetragen. Das internationale Trailrunning-Festival hat wie erwartet zahlreiche Athleten, Zuschauer und freiwillige Helfer zusammengeführt. Der UTMB® 2012 mit vier verschiedenen Rennen, 73 Nationen, mehr als 6 000 Läufern, 2 000 freiwilligen Helfern und schwierigen Bedingungen war ein Ereignis der besonderen Art.

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.