VIDEO – Daniel Dulac establishing the route La Voie du Milieu during Petzl RocTrip China 2011

During the Petzl RocTrip China 2011, a handful of climbers from both the East and the West cleaned and bolted more than 250 routes (both multi and single pitch), but no one put up a route quite like la Voie du Milieu... Daniel Dulac, Team Petzl member, talks about bolting this amazing route in Getu, the only existing line at the moment up the Lower Arch:
 

Caving - Wowo Expedition in Papua New Guinea

Team member Phil Bence (caver, climbing and canyoning instructor), talks about his recent expedition to Papua New Guinea.

VIDEO - The North Face TransGranCanaria

Following the teaser, here is the long version of The North Face® Transgrancanaria® 2012 report. Saturday, March 3rd : French ultra-runner Sébastien Chaigneau won the 123 km, 5500m vertical gain race on Gran Canaria Island (Spain), establishing a new 12h54mn course record. Brazilian Fernanda Maciel led the women’s category finishing in 15h02mn.

Petzl Roctrip China : Huge thanks to the route setters

Since its creation 10 years ago, the Petzl RocTrip concept has always been driven by a desire to create a real benefit for climbers, even after the event has ended.

Sébastien Chaigneau and Fernanda Maciel win the The North Face TransGranCanaria 2012 ultra-trail

Sebastien Chaigneau. The first ultra of the season, The North Face TransGranCanaria, is a good warm up for runners who compete all year long on the ultra-marathon circuit. This race, which covers 123km and 5500m vertical gain, runs from north to south across the largest island of the archipelago.

Ice climbing: first ascent of Oule Falls in Crolles, France

Erwan Lelann, Petzl team manager, talks about ice climbing up Oule Falls, a line that rarely forms in winter, located high above both the Gresivaudan Valley… and Petzl’s worldwide headquarters! The ascent took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Erwan Lelann.

Request for inspection: NEWTON harness

NEWTON to control. During a periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.

As a precautionary measure, Petzl is asking all of its customers to inspect the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point on all NEWTON harnesses.

Petzl statement on a special use of the Petzl Shunt

Petzl SHUNT

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Have you inspected your ABSORBICA energy absorber following the May 2011 inspection procedure?

VIDEO - Caving in the Gouffre Berger

Team Petzl retraces the steps of the first explorers (Joe Berger, Fernand Petzl, Jean Lavigne, Georges Garby, Pierre Chevalier...). Thanks to extraordinary images from the film “Siphon-1122” (directed by Georges Marry in 1962 and produced by Jack Lesage) relive the intensity of the first descent in this now well-known, must see cave.