The Petzl Foundation Supports the Alpine Near-Miss Survey

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 Prix

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 Tradeshow

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-Up

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 Headquarters

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.

Nick Duttle on "I, Me, Mine"

Nick Duttle on I, Me, Mine (5.14d/9a). Austin, Texas. Photo: © Merrick Ales
Nick Duttle on I, Me, Mine (5.14d/9a). Austin, Texas. Photo: © Merrick Ales
 

Beth Rodden on moderate Spanish sport crags

While most climbers know by now that Spanish crags like Santa Linya and Oliana are sport climbing paradises for top-tier pros, I recently spent a month climbing in Spain and was pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many excellent crags that offer grades for every level of climber.

Alli Rainey blogs on her Great Alaskan (indoor) Climbing Adventure

Denali. At 20,320 feet, it's North America’s tallest peak. Many climbers dream of summiting this impressive Alaskan mountain. Alas, not this climber.

Snowy and cold in Alaska.

Celebrating the 10th annual Moab screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

This year marked the 10th annual screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour in Moab, Utah. The small desert town, located between Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park in beautiful red rock country, is a popular stop on the international film tour, which highlights the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places.

A sweet winter in Patagonia with Sean Villanueva

Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll recently left Patagonia after spending several months there with a group of friends. He was able to accomplish quite a bit, from sending projects at the Piedra Parada during the Petzl RocTrip to new alpine experiences on the Cerro Torre and Torres del Paine. Below, Sean recounts his recent adventures.