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The third group of YEP says goodbye to Borneo

The newest Young Explorers return home to spread Pangaea’s message, while South African explorer Mike Horn sails on to new horizons in the fight for nature.

“All we want to show you is that anything is possible. I have given you a key: the door is open, so walk through it.”

Xavier De Le Rue in Antarctica: Drake passage... check!

Xavier De Le Rue, in expedition to Antarctica, shares his first impressions through this testimony and these striking images:

From on board PANGAEA

The Young Explorers are in Borneo with Mike Horn on PANGAEA. Petzl supports their expedition and gives you more infos on their daily agenda:

TIKKA² Contest - This week's winners!

The TIKKA² photo/video contest has been live one week and we've recieved lots of great submissions. Congratulations to this week's winners!
They were voted on by the public (taking into account the number of stars awarded and the total number of votes) and each winner will receive a TIKKA PLUS² headlamp. Here are this week's winners:

Vagabond 10th anniversary

Text: Eric Brossier - Photos: © EB Vagabond

Polar bears, belugas, narwhals, seals were many when, mid July, ice broke up and released Vagabond. We left our little Inglefield Bay, our heads were buzzing with memories:

2010 Pro Catalog available for download

The new 2010 Petzl Professionnel catalog can now be downloaded from It contains the entire line of Petzl gear for work and rescue applications:

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 agenda

The 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!