1st ULTRA TRAIL of MONT FUJI® - Japan - May 18, 2012
The long awaited first edition of the Ultra Trail race around Japan's iconic mountain is soon to start. Covering the 156 kilometers of paths with 8530 m of vertical gain is next week-end's challenge for the registered runners. This race is the first of it's kind in Asia. Over the previous years many runners from Japan participated to Ultra Trail races in Europe and America. Originally scheduled in 2011 the UTMF was cancelled because of the tsunami disaster.
Patrouille des Glaciers 2012 : the race cut short by severe weather conditions
Bad weather and snow conditions only allowed parts of the Patrouille des Glacier ski mountaineering race to happen. After a week of heavy snowfall a first wind storm hit the Alps in the night of Wednesday to thursday, forcing to a stop the big race, the small race was able to start and finish without any issues. In the early hours of Saturday a sudden rise in temperatures brought the avalanche danger to high level. For safety reasons the organisation stopped the long race at Arolla and stopped and called back all the racers on the short race.
10MILA Orienteering Race 5-6 May 2012: Technical, Tough and Challenging throughout the night
The 10MILA race is one of the largest orienteering competitions in Sweden and in the world. As orienteering is a very widespread sport in Sweden, the country holds several competitions during the year, attracting orienteering clubs from all around the world. This year, the 10MILA competition takes place in Kvarn, Östergötland in the inlands of Sweden and Petzl will be there sponsoring the event and launching the new NAO headlamp.
Video - Holtanna expedition - Aid climbing and base jumping in Antarctica
In November 2009, four adventurers and mountain professionals travelled to the Holtanna range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on this continent. With the release of the 15 minute long version of their movie, Sam Beaugey revisits this exceptional expedition.
The group was composed of:
Petzl Part of Outdoor Industry Group Recognized as a "Champion of Change"
Petzl is honored to be a part of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, recently selected by the White House as a Champion of Change for Corporate Environmental Sustainability. The OIA Sustainability Working Group (OIA SWG) is a volunteer collaboration among more than 250 outdoor industry brands, retailers and suppliers working to identify and improve the environmental and social impacts of their shared global supply chains.
Back from the Venezuelian jungle
Sean Villanueva, Stephane Hanssens, Jean-Louis Wertz and Nicolas Favresse just came back to civilization after 38 days in the jungle. "We had a really good adventure, very different from all the other expeditions we have done in the past. The weather, the rock, the jungle, the indigenes, the animals and this incredible wall of the Tuyuren waterfall made up for some very exciting moments. We managed to put up two new free routes on the Tuyuren waterfall wall, one on the left side "Maria Rosa" and one on the right "Apichavai"".
PHOTOS - Petzl RocTrip China exclusive photo gallery
Our team of photographers on duty at the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Gétù Valley, China brought back many great shots. A few months have passed since the event, it's now time to share a new exclusive photo gallery of climbing and lifestyle photos. The long version (20 min) of the Petzl RocTrip China film will come out the first week of May... So stay tuned!
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:
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.