Jason Nelson on the FA of West Mendenhall Tower's south faceWed, 27/11/2013 - 17:57 — Petzl America
On September 14th, 2013, Petzl regional ambassador Jason Nelson and partners Gabe Hayden and Ryan Johnson made the first ascent of the south face of the West Mendenhall Tower in Alaska. They named the route Balancing Act (5.11c, 1,400’). Following is Jason’s trip report.
Gabe Hayden counting calories as camp.
Lessons from the Ice Knife: Daniel Woods on pushing limitsWed, 20/11/2013 - 05:30 — Petzl America
Dave Graham, Jimmy Webb, Jamie Emerson, and I went hiking two years ago in Guanella Pass, Colorado. Our goal was to find new boulders. Towards the end of the day, Jimmy and I got separated from Dave and Jamie. When we met back at the car, Dave explained that he had found a worthy boulder with a few potential lines on it, the main line being this prominent prow with just enough holds to make it possible.
Ice climber Gord McArthur is heading to the 2014 Sochi OlympicsWed, 06/11/2013 - 19:20 — Petzl America
A few months ago we got an email from one of our athletes, Gord McArthur. Gord’s a talented and driven ice climber and a member of the Canadian National Team. Thanks to his strong showing at the 2013 ice climbing world championships in Kirov, Russia, Gord was invited to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where he’ll compete in the ice climbing “demonstration" event. We tracked down Gord in the midst of his busy training schedule to ask him a few questions about Sochi and ice climbing as a possible Olympic sport…
A response to Petzl athlete Joe Kinder's actions in CaliforniaTue, 22/10/2013 - 23:38 — Petzl America
Petzl was disappointed to hear that one of our athletes, Joe Kinder, recently cut down two juniper trees at the base of a cliff beneath a route he developed in the Tahoe area of California. Petzl does not approve of these actions and expects all members of our athlete team to respect local ethics and regulations.
The Petzl Foundation Supports the Alpine Near-Miss SurveyWed, 04/09/2013 - 17:46 — Petzl America
A climber nearly rappels off the end of his rope. A crew performing a mountain rescue experiences a mainline failure, but the backup holds. A cascade of ice and rock hurtles down a couloir, just missing a climbing party…
Petzl America competes in the 5th Annual PARC Pallet Grand PrixThu, 29/08/2013 - 18:15 — Petzl America
Petzl America was very excited to participate in the fifth annual PARC Pallet Grand Prix human-powered go cart race, in Layton, Utah on August 23, 2013.
From the International Tree Climbing Championships and ISA TradeshowTue, 13/08/2013 - 17:00 — Petzl America
On August 3rd and 4th, 2013, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) held its annual International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) on the beautiful Center Island in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Psicocomp Wrap-UpThu, 01/08/2013 - 19:43 — Petzl America
Petzl was proud to support the Psicocomp deep water soloing competition at the Park City Olympic Park training pool, in Utah, the first event of its kind in the United States.
Petzl Breaks Ground on New North American HeadquartersTue, 28/05/2013 - 20:04 — Petzl America
On Friday, May 10, 2013, Petzl broke ground on their new North American sales, marketing, training, and distribution headquarters, located in West Valley City, Utah.
Petzl America President Nazz Kurth speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony in West Valley City, Utah.