New selection camp for Pangaea Expeditions

June 12 marked the beginning of a new selection camp in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland. Sixteen young people from around the world gathered for a 10-day camp where they competed for places on an expedition to Nunavut, Canada scheduled for August 2011.

Selection Pangaea canada

Recall for replacement: GRIGRI 2


Concerns all GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B ) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136.

Pangaea North Pole Expedition: News From Mike Horn and the Young Explorers

On May 4, 2011, the Young Explorers along with the rest of Mike Horn's team landed at their point of departure for their journey to the North Pole. For the first few days the weather was mild, which allowed everyone to gradually get used to this new environment they would be immersed in for more than 15 days.

VIDEO – French Rope Access Championships

March 19, 2011 – Petzl hosted the first French Rope Access Championships in their training and experimentation building, V.Axess.

The video covers all the action and emotions of this unique day as it happened when 60 rope access professionals competed against one another for the title of French Champion as well as an award for the best team.

Expedition: Paulo Grobel's First Reactions Fresh From Cho Oyu

Paulo Grobel's Cho Oyu expedition has run its course and this first experience has gone well. François Damilano asked Paulo a few questions on 12 May, 2011, live from Kathmandu.


Expedition: Paulo Grobel on Cho Oyu

Last month, Paulo Grobel was on Cho Oyu (8201m). From his base camp, he told us a bit about the initial stage of his project, "The Cho Oyu Experience".

Information regarding a via ferrata accident involving a SCORPIO lanyard

Beware, this information received a > major update.

Multi-Pitch climbing: "Walou Bass" opened in Maroc

Arnaud Petit, Aymeric Clouet and Enzo Oddo, three members of Team Petzl, headed to Taghia, Maroc in April 2011 to open a new route. Arnaud tells us about his wonderful adventure sharing new experiences in this country of breathtaking landscapes.

Enzo Oddo, Arnaud Petit et Aymeric Clouet dans Walou Bass, Maroc

The next Pangaea adventure has started: destination North Pole

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, an adventure to the North Pole started for the seven young people who remained at Château d'Oex following the selection process in February. Mike Horn immediately overwhelmed the young explorers by tasking them with a very important stage of this type of expedition: taking an inventory of everything (shoes, skis, harnesses, clothing…).

Petzl RocTrip CHINA – 26-30 October 2011 – Gétû Valley

For the past 10 years, the Petzl RocTrips have been bringing together pro and amateur climbers in amazing locations. Far from the competitive side of the sport, this event allows everyone to enjoy climbing routes developed especially for the occasion. For the 2011 edition, a completely new site has been developed in the heart of China.