Multi-pitch climbing: first feminine ascent of Carnet d'adresse (Rocher du Midi, France) by Nina CaprezSunday July 21st at 15H02 an SMS from Nina Caprez arrives on the phone : "DONE !!!" Nina has just free climbed "Carnet d'Adresse" at the Rocher du Midi in the Chartreuse massif (Isère -France). A week ago her partner, Cedric Lachat, made the second free ascent. "Carnet d'Adresse" was bolted a while ago by Philippe Mussato, a renowned specialist in this style of route. The route got it's first free ascent in 2011 by Yann Ghesquier.
VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip Argentina teaserThe organizing team of the next Petzl RocTrip just delivered a teaser video. A 3 minutes 20 seconds tour to discover life on Moncada's Ranch, surrounding scenery and climbing potential in the Canyon "La Buitrera".
Home run for the first Mount Fuji Ultra TrailIt is 14h59, Sunday, May 20th, in Oike Park, by the peaceful shores of lake Kawaguchi. As the award ceremony reaches its end, Seiji Okamato and Ryu Kodama, the last two runners, cross the finish line hand-in-hand to a huge round of applause and are welcomed onto the stage by both the organizing committee and the winners of the races. Seiji Okamato proudly shows a bag full of trash he picked up on the trail and carried all the way.
VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China 2011 - the official movieLast fall, from October 26-30, 2011, more than 600 climbers gathered with our team for Petzl RocTrip China. All participants discovered and enjoyed more than 250 brand new pitches on unbelievable limestone especially prepared for the event. The long-awaited movie has now arrived.
1st ULTRA TRAIL of MONT FUJI® - Japan - May 18, 2012The 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.
10MILA Orienteering Race 5-6 May 2012: Technical, Tough and Challenging throughout the nightThe 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.
Patrouille des Glaciers 2012 : the race cut short by severe weather conditionsBad 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.
Video - Holtanna expedition - Aid climbing and base jumping in AntarcticaIn 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: