The TIKKA² Power of Light contest - The Game has begun...
And it's on! The The Power of Light TIKKA2 contest has begun! We've received the first submissions and they're now onliine. Judging from those on the site right now, it's going to be hard for the jury to make a final decision!
Mike Horn expedition's agendaThe Borneo project has begun!
With 736 000 km² of land mass, Borneo is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. It's divided between the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The population of the island is about 10 million, making for a population density of 16 inhabitants/km².
Nemjung South Face Ascent
First ascent by Yannick Graziani and Christian Trommsdorff
Oct. 11-16, 2009
"A route of around 2300m, 45 pitches (+ some simul climbing, maybe 25% of the route), ED+, mostly ice/mixed and snow, a few pitches with just rock. Many very delicate snow ridges/walls/flutes to climb or traverse, fantastic gullies and mixed climbing, many vertical sections; a very committing route, complicated abseils during the descent and also we had to climb from a gully back onto the base of the first tower (which we avoided by a 60m abseil on the way up).
TIKKA² Contest - Win your weight in Petzl gear!
To celebrate the international launch of the new TIKKA² headlamps, Petzl is organizing the 'Power of Light' video and photo contest. Show us what you do with your headlamp and you could win your weight in Petzl gear!
Expedition Makalu (8463m) West pillar solo - final report
Since one week I am back in Switzerland. My frostbitten feet are getting slowly better and I have started again with my climbing work out. Every day life is getting back, slowly. Nevertheless: I need this rest badly. The Makalu has challenged me to the very end.
The expedition was a great success, although I did not reach the summit over the primarily planned route over the west pillar. The conditions on the normal route were already very difficult, so that an ascent over the west pillar was simply impossible.
Progression - A new film by BigUPproductions
Behind every breakthrough in the progression of climbing, there's a true story of doubt and determination, perseverance in the face of failure.
From boulders, to big walls, to competition podiums, the climbers at the top of the game share a commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve their vision. Featuring Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, Daniel Woods, Adam Ondra, Kevin Jorgeson, Patxi Usobiaga, Johanna Ernst, Alex Honnold, Paul Robinson, Matt Segal, and more, in a film by Josh Lowell, Cooper Roberts, and Brett Lowell.
No Pain No Gain
If everything was easy nothing would be a challenge. If we could fly we wouldn’t bother climbing; the harder the challenge the bigger the buzz. Failure hurts, but without failure there is no success. Without failure there is no need to work hard to gain success.
The new TIKKA2 - ZIPKA2 compact headlamps
Check out the new series of TIKKA² and ZIPKA² compact headlamps. Equipped with the most advanced LEDs, these headlamps are signicantly brighter and longer-lasting than previous generations.
Visit the Lighting section of our website, where you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Petzl headlamps: how Petzl measures its lights, how optics work, LEDs, waterproofness, etc.