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Vertical sailing Greenland

In the spring of 2010, Ben Ditto, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse, and his brother Olivier got on a sailboat to search for big wall first ascents in Greenland.


Information concerning autumn 2010 versions of the NOMIC (ref. U21 2) and ERGO (ref. U22) ice climbing tools :

NOMIC U21 2.

127 HOURS Follow Up - Thanks for All the TIKKAs

In January, 2010, the makers of the film 127 HOURS approached Petzl with a request. They wanted help tracking down the exact model and color of TIKKA headlamp that Aron Ralston wore during his ordeal in the Utah desert, around which the film is based. The props department used photos Ralston took of himself while trapped, his arm pinned between a boulder and the wall of a slot canyon, to identify the three-LED TIKKA and other objects Ralston had with him at that time. (It's not a spoiler to say that Ralston eventually amputated his own arm in order to escape.)

New Guidebook of Kalymnos : 2010 edition

The 5th edition of the guidebook for Kalymnos is now available. Written by Aris Theodoropoulos, the new version totally updates the latest developments of rock climbing on the magic island of Kalymnos.

Kalymnos guidebookChris Sharma repoints Jaws 8c in Sikati cave

Pangaea: the Russian expedition has left

The six young explorers selected for the Pangaea expedition to Russia have set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Following the Selection Camp in Switzerland the young explorers returned home to finalize last minute details as a unique journey into the dry, volcanic region of Russia awaited them. On the day of their departure they met Mike Horn for the first time and together they will share their discoveries and encounters with the Siberian people in Kamchatka.


Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Las Chicas Superpoderosas!

On Saturday, November 7, Petzl athletes again made their mark on the Mexican climbing scene, adding a second 5.14 first ascent to the amazing El Huevo crag at Jilotepec. The latest hard project to fall to the visiting troupe of international rock stars is called Las Chicas Superpoderosas (“Super Powerpuff Girls” in Spanish), and it weighs in at roughly 5.14c, or 8c+.

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Climbing Godzilla’s Egg

Friday, November 5. The sport action at Petzl RocTrop 2010 is heating up just as the trip nears its end. The Petzl team and hundreds of RocTrip participants from around the world have been throwing themselves at the conglomerate routes of Jilotepec, and with only a few short days here, the team has managed to dispatch multiple routes in the 5.13/5.14 range, including a first ascent of what may be Mexico’s hardest climb, a 5.14c called Cruz Diablo.

New PIXA headlamps, designed specifically for professional

PIXA headlamp.

PIXA is a line of headlamps designed specifically for professionals who regularly work in the dark. They provide lighting while keeping the hands free for efficient,  comfortable work.

Their major strengths: durable, reliable, easy to use, and versatile. This line comes in three models adapted for different uses.

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Dia de los Muertos in Jilotepec

After spending two days climbing in the gigantic stalactite-filled El Chonta cave, the Petzl team took a rest day. They headed to downtown Taxco, navigating narrow, steep, and winding cobblestone roads in vans and busses. Starting at Taxco’s famous Santa Priscilla cathedral, with ornate stone and wood carvings, they toured the streets, full of vintage Volkswagen Beetles. The colonial town, a series of box-like buildings stacked on the the side of a valley and watched over by a stone statue of Jesus, is famous for its silver trade, attracting tourist from around the world.

New VERTEX, comfortable helmets for work at height, industry and rescue

Petzl presents the new generation of VERTEX, 3 comfortable helmets for work at height, industry and rescue.