Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the 2013 Smuggs Ice BashSat, 02/02/2013 - 00:33 — Petzl America
The Smugglers Notch Ice Bash was started seven years ago as a small gathering of climbers in Jeffersonville, Vermont, just north of the beautiful Smuggler’s Notch State Park. From its small grassroots start, the event has quickly grown into one of the biggest and most well-attended ice fests on the East Coast.
Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the Adirondack International MountainfestFri, 01/02/2013 - 21:39 — Petzl America
The Adirondacks in the winter time are a special place, with amber ice flows mixing between the granite outcrops and cedar trees. Now in its 17th year, the Adirondack Mountainfest routinely draws huge crowds to New York's Keene Valley to try the latest in ice climbing gear and watch presentations from guest climbers. The Mountainfest, hosted by the famous local gear shop The Mountaineer, has drawn legendary climbers from around the world -- luminaries like Jeff Lowe, Alex Lowe, Steve House and Will Gadd.
Ouray Ice Fest 2013 Wrap UpThu, 17/01/2013 - 21:19 — Petzl America
It was well below freezing in the Ouray Ice Park, but in the half-warmth of the winter sun, a gloveless Jeff Mercier climbed through a section of overhanging artificial wall festooned with old-school mountaineering ice axes and dense foam blocks. He alternated between whacking the picks of his ERGO ice tools into the foam, and gently hooking and mono-pointing into the spike holes of the dangling ice axes.
Get ready for the Ouray Ice Fest 2013Tue, 08/01/2013 - 17:39 — Petzl America
This January 11-13, climbers from around the country and world will converge at the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado to climb, participate in clinics led by some of the county's best ice climbers, demo the newest, raddest gear, and watch or participate in the mixed-climing competition. Once again, Petzl is proud to support this event, the largest ice festival in North America.
Petzl Sales Rep Matt Lewis reports from the Bozeman Ice FestivalThu, 20/12/2012 - 23:08 — Petzl America
We just finished up with the 16th annual Bozeman Ice Festival. Now that the crampons and tools have been sharpened, the gloves and boots dried, we finally have time to send off a quick update.
IKAR CISA, international gathering for mountain rescueWed, 12/12/2012 - 18:12 — Petzl America
The 64th congress of the International Commission for Mountain Rescue took place in Krynica, Poland, October 2-7, 2012. For the event, more than 400 mountain rescue professionals from around the world gathered to discuss and share techniques, knowledge, and equipment for improving the effectiveness of mountain rescue.
Lectures and technical workshops to enrich the profession
Jon Cardwell on RocTrip ArgentinaTue, 11/12/2012 - 20:49 — Petzl America
I just arrived in the States after a three week stint in South America. There were two plans laid out for this trip, the first being the 10th annual Petzl RocTrip.
Petzl RocTrip Argentina: D. Benegas on his 1993 FA of Piedra ParadaWed, 05/12/2012 - 15:11 — Petzl America
Damian Benegas, the famous Argentinian alpinist, has climbed some of the biggest mountains all over the world: in the Himalayas, South America, and Africa. Along with this twin brother, Willie, they have done numerous technical first ascents. Perhaps less well known is the fact that he was the first to summit the iconic 200-meter high Piedra Parada nearly twenty years ago via the route 'Sueno Lento", with his partner Pablo de la Fuente.
Petzl America Provides Headlamps for Hurricane Sandy ReliefWed, 21/11/2012 - 18:20 — Petzl America
In late October, 2012, Hurricane Sandy plowed into the northeastern United States, flooding coastal areas, destroying homes, disabling transportation infrastructure, and leaving millions without heat and power for days. Over 100 people lost their lives as a result of the storm.