Canyoning : Eldorado TicinoTue, 03/08/2010 - 14:19 — Petzl News
Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Located on the southern slopes of the Alps, it enjoys a sunny, mild climate during the summer months and offers many water-based activities, including canyoning. The last ice age ended some 12,000 years ago and in its wake it left a multitude of fine, deep, smooth and fascinating granite gorges that today make Ticino one of the most renowned canyoning destinations in Europe.
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UTMB: the night is yours!Mon, 02/08/2010 - 10:03 — Petzl News
The 8th edition of the Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc will take place from August 24th to 29th 2010. This mythical race follows the famous hiking path that goes round the Mont-Blanc, called “Tour du Mont-Blanc”. With 166 km and 9400 meters in difference of altitude, the race will include running at night once or twice.
The Pangaea project in the heart of the himalayan regionMon, 02/08/2010 - 09:30 — Petzl News
Respecting the principles of the Pangaea project, Mike Horn has led a team of 8 young people from all over the world through an amazing adventure. The objective always remained the same:
Explore, Learn and Act.
Guidebook: the 5 routes to the Mont-BlancMon, 02/08/2010 - 09:13 — Petzl News
The second edition of the book “Mont-Blanc, 5 routes to the summit” is available since the end of July. In this guidebook, François Damilano gives you the keys to enjoy this wonderful summit in all its alpine splendor.
Grimpday: technique and showMon, 19/07/2010 - 13:50 — Petzl News
This year, the Grimpday, organized by the fire department of Namur (Belgium) took place on June 12th.
A recognized international event, this 5th edition gathered together the best teams worldwide in the field of rope rescue in Namur. New participants took up the challenge, with a total of 28 teams representing 9 countries, and various rescue services: firemen, civil protection, para-commandos, police, etc.
VIDEO - Evolution Tour - the teaserTue, 06/07/2010 - 16:48 — Petzl News
This is the story of a child suffering from the Rubinstein-Taby syndrome. Born in Martinique in 1977 of unknown parents, Philippe has always suffered from several malformations that have restrained his freedom of movement. But his perseverance and autonomy nevertheless enabled him to follow a "normal" and successful schooling. But having access to "normality" is not everything, and encouraged by his passion for challenges, Philippe discovered climbing in 1994.
10MILA , the story of a victoryMon, 05/07/2010 - 11:47 — Petzl News
Last May in Sweden, the first important gathering of the season for orientation runners grouped together 9,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The men ran over 110 km by night, in teams of 10 relay runners.
European arborist championship 2010Mon, 05/07/2010 - 10:06 — Petzl News
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).
Natural Games: Full House for the Petzl TeamFri, 02/07/2010 - 17:07 — Petzl News
Great blue sky and intense heat were on the plate for this year's edition of the Vibram Natural Games. The return to normal summer conditions surprised most of us after such a cold and rainy spring in southern France !!! Sport Climbing, Bouldering, Slackline, Freestyle Kayak, Paragliding, downhill and dirt mountain bike contests were all blessed by the blue sky and athletes heated up the show for the great pleasure of the huge crowd of spectators.
2010 Teva Mountain Games - Bouldering World CupThu, 17/06/2010 - 17:09 — Petzl
For the third year running, Vail, Colorado, played host to an IFSC Bouldering World Cup (click here for full results). The event, the only of its kind in the United States, was again a part of the Teva Mountain Games, which brings together atheltes and enthusiasts from across the outdoor world for one weekend every year.