Pangaea: the Russian expedition has left

The six young explorers selected for the Pangaea expedition to Russia have set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Following the Selection Camp in Switzerland the young explorers returned home to finalize last minute details as a unique journey into the dry, volcanic region of Russia awaited them. On the day of their departure they met Mike Horn for the first time and together they will share their discoveries and encounters with the Siberian people in Kamchatka.


Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Climbing Godzilla’s Egg

Friday, November 5. The sport action at Petzl RocTrop 2010 is heating up just as the trip nears its end. The Petzl team and hundreds of RocTrip participants from around the world have been throwing themselves at the conglomerate routes of Jilotepec, and with only a few short days here, the team has managed to dispatch multiple routes in the 5.13/5.14 range, including a first ascent of what may be Mexico’s hardest climb, a 5.14c called Cruz Diablo.

New PIXA headlamps, designed specifically for professional

PIXA headlamp.

PIXA is a line of headlamps designed specifically for professionals who regularly work in the dark. They provide lighting while keeping the hands free for efficient,  comfortable work.

Their major strengths: durable, reliable, easy to use, and versatile. This line comes in three models adapted for different uses.

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Dia de los Muertos in Jilotepec

After spending two days climbing in the gigantic stalactite-filled El Chonta cave, the Petzl team took a rest day. They headed to downtown Taxco, navigating narrow, steep, and winding cobblestone roads in vans and busses. Starting at Taxco’s famous Santa Priscilla cathedral, with ornate stone and wood carvings, they toured the streets, full of vintage Volkswagen Beetles. The colonial town, a series of box-like buildings stacked on the the side of a valley and watched over by a stone statue of Jesus, is famous for its silver trade, attracting tourist from around the world.

New VERTEX, comfortable helmets for work at height, industry and rescue

Petzl presents the new generation of VERTEX, 3 comfortable helmets for work at height, industry and rescue.


ALVEO, lightweight helmet for work at height and rescue

Petzl presents the new ALVEO range, two lightweight helmets for work at height and rescue.


Petzl RocTrip 2010 - El Chonta rodeo

Taxco, Mexico
The hillside town of Taxco, Mexico, is famous for its silver...and now for its climbing. Photo: © Petzl Justin Roth

October 31, 2010: The climbing at Petzl RocTrip Mexico is in full swing, with nearly 50 Petzl athletes from around the world and hundreds of climbers from across the Americas arriving at the massive El Chonta cave outside of Taxco, Mexico, a few hours south of Mexico City.

Safety information : WARNING, QUICKFIX is not a lanyard !

We have become aware of a prohibited and dangerous use of the QUICKFIX adjustable strap.

Arnaud and Steph on the the Grand Cap: free, together and in a single push

In the life of a climber there are projects that cannot be left unfinished.

This is what Arnaud Petit spoke about last winter with his wife, Stéphanie Bodet. The couple, who call themselves “Vagabonds de la Verticale,” have traditionally started each year with an expedition to one of the biggest walls in the world.

San Vito Climbing Festival comes back in Italia

The new edition of the most evocative and appealing climbing festival ever organized is coming! From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th October 2010 on the crags of San Vito Lo Capo.