UTMB® 2012: 145 unforgettable hoursThe North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB®) took place from August 27 to September 2, 2012, in and around the Mont-Blanc range. This truly international Trail Running celebration brought together, as always, athletes, spectators, and volunteers who share the same passion. The 4 races, 73 nationalities, 6000 runners, 2000 volunteers and harsh weather conditions made for a truly extraordinary event.
UTMB® 2012 Interview: Maud Gobert, 3rd place women’s category, talks about the CCC®It’s 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, in the center of Courmayeur where the 1913 CCC participants started the 86km long, 5998 meter vertical adventure. Due to adverse weather conditions the course was modified, and followed the original path of the first edition. It rained throughout the entire race, and the summits even had a light dusting of snow. During the night temperatures dropped to minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Trail running - Dawa Sherpa wins the TDS at the 2012 UTMB©The 1464 brave souls participating in the TDS (Traces des Ducs de Savoie) took off on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 a.m. in Courmayeur, Italy, for a 112km, 7150 vertical meter adventure. The winter-like conditions made the course especially difficult this year. Dawa Sherpa, Team Petzl member, was the first to arrive in Chamonix at 9:37 p.m., with a time of 14 hours 37 minutes. Lionel Trivel and Antoine Guillon crossed the finish line not too long after at 10:05 p.m.
Outside Magazine ranks Petzl America among Best Places to Work in 2012
Petzl America staff making use of the employee bouldering wall at lunch, one of the many perks that make Petzl America one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work."