ZIGZAG: standard exchange procedure

On April 25, 2013, Petzl decided to recall all ZIGZAG mechanical Prusiks.

2014 UTMB: one start after the other, but no two races are alike!

TDS, OCC, CCC UTMB… although they started one after the other, each race has its own distinct personality. This very Friday, August 29, 2014, Courmayeur sounded the starting gun of the CCC, while in Chamonix racers were busy preparing for the UTMB to start later in the evening. A quick summary and photos of the different UTMB races.

TDS® 2014, an always surprising race that stays true to itself

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, runners in the TDS® [Traces des Ducs de Savoie] darted off on a course that was both wild - the semi-self-sufficient 119 km race with 7250 m of vertical gain crossed through three regions - and extremely friendly through the warm welcome that volunteers provided at each aid station. Xavier Thévenard's victory in the men's category marked a historic triple crown and the women's race experienced a surprisingly painful fallout. In the end Teresa Nimez Perez stood on the top step of the podium. Report from the event to understand the reality of this unique race.

Petzl RopeTrip 2014 - Official movie

The Petzl RopeTrip is an international event. The second RopeTrip took place in Uppsala, Sweden and involved 40 teams of rope access specialists from 20 countries. It’s all about competing, meeting others, sharing with other professionals who all have one thing in common: doing their job safely! Relive the Petzl RopeTrip experience with the official film and event photos.

Relive GrimpDay 2014: videos, photos, interviews, and results!

GrimpDay's ninth edition took place on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Namur, Belgium. Over time, the city has become the world capital for this international challenge for search and rescue in hazardous environments. This year GrimpDay, organized by the Namur Fire Department, drew more than 250 participants from the four corners of the planet. Petzl is proud to be one of GrimpDay's founding and technical partners, with the help of Alpitec, its agent in the Benelux countries.

Caving: adventures in Kabylia

In spring 2014, Phil Bence and his partners in adventure took off to explore two caves in the Djurdjura Range in Kabylia. This Algerian mountain range is a karst area well-known among cavers worldwide. Two of the deepest caves in Africa are located there: Anou Iflis (-1200 m) and Anou Boussouil (-805 m). The primarily mountainous topography also hosts a diverse ecosystem whose extensive biodiversity is protected by several national parks.

Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a successful 3rd edition!

This year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy brought together 350 participants from 17 countries! High-level athletes and regular mountain sports enthusiasts showed up to share and improve their technique during several activities and workshops organized by Arc'teryx, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, and other event partners.

Petzl RocTrip on the road, pre-registration is open!

For everyone who wants to participate in the 2014 Petzl RocTrip®, you may pre-register until August 31, 2014, for one or several base camps simply by filling out the online registration form.

Petzl RopeTrip: a resoundingly successful 2014 edition!

The second edition of the Petzl RopeTrip took place from May 29-31, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden. The event brought together more than one hundred rope access specialists from around the world to discuss their profession and to share their broad range of experience. The rope access competition was the focal point of the gathering, allowing each team of rope access specialists to demonstrate their technical skills and ability to work well together. Following a strong performance in all disciplines, the Russian team ALPEX took first place the competition.

A quick report on this fantastic adventure…

An ice and mixed climbing expedition with Philippe Batoux: "Canada Dry" on ice!

Every three years Philippe Batoux, high mountain guide and professor at ENSA (France's elite guide school), trains five young aspiring mountaineers in every alpine discipline: free and aid climbing, ice climbing, snow and mixed routes. An expedition always caps off the series of training clinics. This year, Maël Baguet, Kevin Peyre, Yoan Foulon, Eric Jamet, and Dimitry Munoz traveled with him to Canada.

Expedition report by Philippe Batoux...