Adieu, GuyWe just learned yesterday that Guy Lacelle was killed in an avalanche during the Bozeman Ice Festival. This tragic news strikes at the heart of the Petzl family, adding to a overwhelmingly sad 2009. Guy has long been a close friend to all of us at Petzl, both in North America and Europe.
A day at Pinnacles National Monument, by Ethan PringleHello Petzl blog readers. Thanks for clicking on the link for my first blog… first?!? How could I have let this happen?!? I guess it’s just kind of in my nature to be a bit of a slacker. Sorry. But hey, better late than never right? It’s the thought that counts? Etc. Etc… Anyway I’ve been ramping up the PT on my shoulder lately and climbing more and more, so hopefully I’ll have some more fun stories to tell for ya’ll in the coming months about my vertical adventures!
Jon Cardwell's annual Catalonian climbing pilgrimage(Editor's note: While Jon's post is about climbing in Spain, most of the photos are of climbing during the previous French-leg of his trip. We look forward to future updates from this strong and inspiring Yankee abroad.)
Early Season Ice, by Majka BurhardtMajka is currently on her way to Ethiopia to work on her latest book project, but she prepared this post about getting ready for ice season. And to get you all psyched for the frozen medium, check out this video by Chris Alstrin, featuring Majka and Audrey Gariepy, both Petzl athletes.
TIKKA² contest - The Game has begunAnd it's on! The TIKKA² - The Power of Light contest has begun! We've received the first submissions and they're now onliine. Judging from those on the site right now, it's going to be hard for the jury to make a final decision!
Dreams of Verdon (from a hospital bed), by Sonnie TrotterGlacier blue limestone surrounds me, laced with long pink streaks (the color of wild salmon), the whole wall looking like melting candle wax. Python tuffas in every direction. A flock of birds glide overhead, their chirping echos off the walls soothes my nerves. Standing on two slippery slopers I reach up and drop two fingers into the most comfortable pocket on earth, as if it was molded from my very own hand. My chest vibrates with adrenaline, a controlled release, I look down to place my foot and a beam of sun catches my eye, a reflection bouncing off the bolt hanger 20 feet below.
The new TIKKA2 - ZIPKA2 compact headlampsCheck out the new series of TIKKA² and ZIPKA² compact headlamps. Equipped with the most advanced LEDs, these headlamps are signicantly brighter and longer-lasting than previous generations.
Visit the Lighting section of our website, where you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Petzl headlamps: how Petzl measures its lights, how optics work, LEDs, waterproofness, etc.