Beth Rodden on moderate Spanish sport cragsWhile 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.
Monster ice climbs in Norway with Philippe BatouxAlmost every year, Philippe Batoux goes to Norway to climb on giant ice-falls. With his team-mates, they are hunting for the rare ice-falls starting at sea level in the fjords. Here is the story of his last trip.
Celebrating the 10th annual Moab screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World TourThis 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 VillanuevaSean 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.
Ice climbing: the first Abisko Ice Climbing Festival an overwhelming success!The first edition of the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival took place from February 28 to March 3, 2013, in Sweden. Merja and Anders (founder of Arctic Guides), who created the event, opened the door to an exceptional winter wonderland for the many who attended, and provided a great opportunity to learn or to sharpen one’s ice climbing skills. During the four-day festival Robert Jasper, Team Petzl member, led clinics and demonstrations on how to properly scale ice. As a supporting partner, Petzl provided participants with all the right gear to enjoy ice climbing.
New 2013 sport wallpapersSeven new wallpapers inspired by our 2013 sport catalog are now available for download. Discover these great images along with our wallpaper gallery from the previous years on the Wallpaper pages of our website.
VIDEO - Wowo, caving in Papua New GuineaWhether in France, in one’s home country, or on an expedition to a faraway land, the desire to explore remains the reason why cavers cave. Certain cavers have the privilege of discovering new terrain, to be the first to set foot in uncharted territory, to map and to name the formerly unknown. Here is a video of the Wowo expedition that took place in February 2012, in the Nakanai Mountains.
Petzl the book!Editions Guérin has just published a novel about a company and its environment, "From the deep, the Petzl adventure."
Co-authored by Sophie Cuenot and Hervé Bodeau, this book chronicles the Petzl adventure that started almost four decades ago.
From the founders to the environment in which the company grew, from passion to products, from success to family, Petzl’s story is told through eyes of the men and women who built the company.