New route on the South Face of Gaurishankar: "Voyage au bout de la peine"On October 23, 2013, French mountaineers Pierre Labbre, Mathieu Maynadier, Jérôme Parar and Mathieu Detrie established a new impressive line on the South Face of Gaurishankar called, "Voyage au bout de la peine," (in English, "Going through all the trouble"). Now back in France, they took the time to tell to us about the expedition prior to the release this winter of the film about their adventure.
Ueli Steck: historic solo of Annapurna’s South FaceA few years ago, when Ueli Steck became a member of Team Petzl, he shared with us his personal motto, "Everything I can imagine is possible." On October 10, 2013, he made mountaineering history by soloing Annapurna’s South Face in a record 28 hours. What he had imagined became a reality; an extraordinary feat indeed.
Today, Ueli Steck tells us about the ascent and shares his own personal approach to the mountains.
"Peuterey Integral" by Ueli SteckThis is a description for the "Intégrale de Peuterey," the longest ridge traverse in the Alps. With 4500 meters vertical gain and an average time of 2 to 3 days to complete the climb, this adventure piqued my interest…
Narrative by Ueli Steck
"Fly'n'Roll": a non-motorized trip around the world"Fly'n'Roll" is a non-motorized trip around the world on foot, by bike, and by sailboat hitchhiking. Olivier Peyre left Grenoble in 2008. Joined later on by Nadège Perrot, they will finish their circumnavigation of the globe in 2016, completing the adventure of a lifetime.
Sam Beaugey in Antarctica: a "Train kite" expedition!This winter, Sam Beaugey and his friend François traveled to the “white continent” to attempt rock and mixed climbing first ascents on never-before-climbed summits. They completed an entirely self-sufficient 12-day traverse of the Holtanna Range via "train kite." An ingenious combination of skis and sleds propelled by kite!
Sam and François were kind enough to share a trip report of their recent adventure…
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.
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.
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.
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.