UTMB® 2012 Interview: Maud Gobert, 3rd place women’s category, talks about the CCC®Sun, 02/09/2012 - 11:16 — Petzl
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.
Trail running - Dawa Sherpa wins the TDS at the 2012 UTMB©Sat, 01/09/2012 - 07:02 — Petzl
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, PakistanMon, 27/08/2012 - 12:01 — Petzl
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.
Trail running: are you ready for the UTMB to begin?Fri, 03/08/2012 - 09:26 — Petzl
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.
Multi-pitch climbing: first feminine ascent of Carnet d'adresse (Rocher du Midi, France) by Nina CaprezFri, 27/07/2012 - 17:12 — Petzl
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.
Chris Sharma - Back in CéüseWed, 25/07/2012 - 12:15 — Petzl
Chris Sharma has been in Ceüse for the last couple of weeks, climbing established lines and bolting a new route. We were able to catch up with him on the tail end of his trip and ask him a few questions.
VIDEO – Running at night with Kilian Jornet, Seb Chaigneau, Fernanda Maciel and Jared CampbellWed, 18/07/2012 - 11:32 — Petzl
To mark the commercial release of the NAO headlamp, ultra-runners from team Petzl provide us with some insight on how to properly run at night.
VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip Argentina teaserMon, 16/07/2012 - 16:58 — Petzl
The organizing team of the next Petzl RocTrip just delivered a teaser video. A 3 minutes 20 seconds tour to discover life on Moncada's Ranch, surrounding scenery and climbing potential in the Canyon "La Buitrera".