Pangaea Expedition: 250 young explorers committed to saving the planetIn 2008, Mike Horn met with Paul Petzl to discuss an entirely different type of project than his prior adventures. He presented the idea of bringing youth from all nationalities with him across the planet to discover the beauty and fragility of our natural environment.
VIDEO - Rockin' Cuba, the latest movie from Baraka FlimsStriking a subtle balance between a musical and a pure sport climbing movie, Baraka Films provides us with its latest gem, the fruit of many years of labor. The movie leaves no detail to chance; everything fits smoothly and seamlessly together. The movie's musicians accompany the climbers in an intricate dance that pushes the genre of musical films to new heights.
Mountaineering and steep skiing: Liv Sansoz skis Chamonix's Aiguille Verte (France)As a Chamonix resident, Team Petzl member Liv Sansoz takes full advantage of the valley's dynamic atmosphere for a skillful mix of climbing, mountaineering, skiing, paragliding and BASE jumping adventures. As February 2013 came to a close, snow conditions were perfect; the forecast was for blue skies and warmer weather due to a temperature inversion. Reports confirmed that the Whymper couloir was completely filled in and skiable without needing to rappel.
VIDEO - Kilian Jornet - Summits of my LifeKilian Jornet is superhuman. Some even call him an "ultra-human". He has won all of the major international trail running, ultra-trail, and ski-mountaineering competitions, and as of now plans to focus his time on a more personal project that combines the mountains, the great outdoors, and running.
Monster ice climbs in Norway with Philippe BatouxAlmost every year, Philippe Batoux goes to Norway to climb on giant ice-falls. With his team-mates, they are hunting for the rare ice-falls starting at sea level in the fjords. Here is the story of his last trip.
Ice climbing: the first Abisko Ice Climbing Festival an overwhelming success!The first edition of the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival took place from February 28 to March 3, 2013, in Sweden. Merja and Anders (founder of Arctic Guides), who created the event, opened the door to an exceptional winter wonderland for the many who attended, and provided a great opportunity to learn or to sharpen one’s ice climbing skills. During the four-day festival Robert Jasper, Team Petzl member, led clinics and demonstrations on how to properly scale ice. As a supporting partner, Petzl provided participants with all the right gear to enjoy ice climbing.
New 2013 sport wallpapersSeven new wallpapers inspired by our 2013 sport catalog are now available for download. Discover these great images along with our wallpaper gallery from the previous years on the Wallpaper pages of our website.
A sweet winter in Patagonia with Sean VillanuevaSean Villanueva O'Driscoll recently left Patagonia after spending several months there with a group of friends. He was able to accomplish quite a bit, from sending projects at the Piedra Parada during the Petzl RocTrip to new alpine experiences on the Cerro Torre and Torres del Paine. Below, Sean recounts his recent adventures.
VIDEO - Wowo, caving in Papua New GuineaWhether in France, in one’s home country, or on an expedition to a faraway land, the desire to explore remains the reason why cavers cave. Certain cavers have the privilege of discovering new terrain, to be the first to set foot in uncharted territory, to map and to name the formerly unknown. Here is a video of the Wowo expedition that took place in February 2012, in the Nakanai Mountains.
Petzl, the book!Editions Guérin has just published a novel about a company and its environment, "From the deep, the Petzl adventure."
Co-authored by Sophie Cuenot and Hervé Bodeau, this book chronicles the Petzl adventure that started almost four decades ago.
From the founders to the environment in which the company grew, from passion to products, from success to family, Petzl’s story is told through eyes of the men and women who built the company.