Petzl RopeTrip 2012 - Welcome to V.axess, PPE checking and trainingFri, 05/10/2012 - 18:45 — Petzl
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 StundenTue, 02/10/2012 - 09:52 — Petzl
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 canyonTue, 18/09/2012 - 10:14 — Petzl
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 climbingWed, 05/09/2012 - 13:56 — Petzl
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 hoursMon, 03/09/2012 - 14:40 — Petzl
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®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.