Get ready for the Ouray Ice Fest 2013Tue, 08/01/2013 - 18:39 — 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 FestivalFri, 21/12/2012 - 00:08 — 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 - 19:12 — 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 - 21:49 — 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 - 16:11 — 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 - 19:20 — 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.
Petzl America Supports Greater Canyonlands InitiativeSat, 17/11/2012 - 01:57 — Petzl America
In early August 2012, Petzl America, along with 100 companies, signed a letter calling for President Obama to designate the Greater Canyonlands area a National Monument.
Daniel Woods and other Petzl Athletes Storm the Red River GorgeFri, 09/11/2012 - 23:28 — Petzl America
Daniel Woods flashing Transworld Depravity (8b+ / 5.14a) in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Photo: © Forest Woodward
--Updated Nov. 11, 2012--
Team NAO Survives 24 Hours of Horseshoe HellTue, 16/10/2012 - 19:59 — Petzl America
The following is Stephen Meinhold's post-event wrap-up from the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, an event held yearly at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas. This unique event has teams of climbers leading as many routes as possible over the course of 24 hours. Points are awarded for clean sends only. Stephen and his partner, Brent Perkins, climbing under the name Team NAO, finished in second place. Last year, Team Petzl, with Brent and Nate Drolet, took first place.