New selection camp for Pangaea Expeditions

June 12 marked the beginning of a new selection camp in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland. Sixteen young people from around the world gathered for a 10-day camp where they competed for places on an expedition to Nunavut, Canada scheduled for August 2011.

Selection Pangaea canada

Philippe Ribiere rewarded with bronze at the first IFSC PARACLIMBING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Arco (IT)

July 2011, the first Paraclimbing World Championship is included in the program of the Climbing  World Championship  actually in progress at Arco (It). This new event gathers for the first time ever disabled climbers form 15 countries for the world champion title. The climbers are split up in different categories depending on their level of disability. 

- blind and reduced vision (three categories depending on level of vision)

- amputee – leg

- amputee – arm

Recall for replacement: GRIGRI2


Concerns all GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B ) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136.

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Recall for replacement: GRIGRI 2


Concerns all GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B ) with the first five digits of the serial number  between 10326 and 11136.

Pangaea North Pole Expedition: News From Mike Horn and the Young Explorers

On May 4, 2011, the Young Explorers along with the rest of Mike Horn's team landed at their point of departure for their journey to the North Pole. For the first few days the weather was mild, which allowed everyone to gradually get used to this new environment they would be immersed in for more than 15 days.

Vibram Natural Games June 23 to 26 2011 in Millau (Aveyron), France

For the fourth edition the Vibram Natural Games (NG) move to a new spot.

Close to the wild water stadium, the "Maladrerie" plaza will host the best of climbing, kayaking, MTB freestyle and enduro, slacklining and paragliding. Faithfull to the original concept of the Petzl RocTrip the Natural Games will gather all the outdoor sport fanatics for great shows, contests and concerts.

VIDEO – French Rope Access Championships

March 19, 2011 – Petzl hosted the first French Rope Access Championships in their training and experimentation building, V.Axess.

The video covers all the action and emotions of this unique day as it happened when 60 rope access professionals competed against one another for the title of French Champion as well as an award for the best team.

Expedition: Paulo Grobel's First Reactions Fresh From Cho Oyu

Paulo Grobel's Cho Oyu expedition has run its course and this first experience has gone well. François Damilano asked Paulo a few questions on 12 May, 2011, live from Kathmandu.


Petzl athlete Enzo Oddo sends "Aubade" - 5.15a

The young prodigy sits in front of the screen, watching the final version of the video, carefully following his every move.
Enzo Oddo :  It’s cool to see these images again, especially since there a lot of them are from the redpoint !

Soon the 2011 European Arborist Championships

Each year, ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and ETCCOC (European Tree Climbing Championship Operations Committee) organize the European arborist championships. The 2011 edition will take place from June 17th to 19th in Austria, at the Vienna Prater.

The objective of this competition is to gather together professional arborists who will compete in various events such as: