Philippe Ribiere rewarded with bronze at the first IFSC PARACLIMBING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Arco (IT)

July 2011, the first Paraclimbing World Championship is included in the program of the Climbing  World Championship  actually in progress at Arco (It). This new event gathers for the first time ever disabled climbers form 15 countries for the world champion title. The climbers are split up in different categories depending on their level of disability. 

- blind and reduced vision (three categories depending on level of vision)

- amputee – leg

- amputee – arm

Sasha DiGiulian joins the Petzl Athlete Team, pushes standards

Sasha DiGiulien at the Red River Gorge. Photo: © Magnus MidtbøA welcome addition to the Petzl Athlete Team, 18-year-old Sasha DiGiulian has spent the first months of 2011 re-adjusting difficulty standards for women’s sport climbing. Hailing from Alexandria, VA, Sasha picked up climbing 11 years ago, after her brother’s birthday party, when she was just 7 years old.

Girivihar International Bouldering Competition

From January 23 to 25  the city of Mumbay hosted the 8th edition of Girivihar International Bouldering Competition. Gathering over a hundred competitors  the unique bouldering competition of India moved a step higher. Petzl and our Indian distributor (Allied Safety) support this event, and regularily sends team members to participate : this year Philipe Ribiére represented the team.  Report from Vaibhav Mehta chief route setter on the event.

European arborist championship 2010

This year the arborist championship took place on June 12 and 13 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the European Arborist Committee, in collaboration with the Czech subsidiary of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture).

 

GRIMPday 2009 Video

GRIMPday 2009: Rescue professionals with no fear

GRIMPday is an international, multidisciplinary technical rope rescue competition which takes place every October in Namur. The fourth edition was a face-off between 23 teams, from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany. The participants were firefighters, soldiers, police officers, rescuers, etc.

The 2009 North Face Mont Blanc Ultratrail - Highlights

The North Face Mont Blanc Ultratrail is made up of several different trail running events:

WorldCup Bouldering Day.2 - Semi-Finals & Finals

After the exciting World Cup Bouldering qualifiers yesterday, in Vail, Colorado, the twenty men and twenty women continued the competition with the Semi-Finals and Finals today.