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.
Granite party in Frey, ArgentinaJust after the unforgettable Petzl RocTrip in Piedra Parada, Argentina, a gaggle of climbers chose to stay in country for a while rather than head straight home. In order to "decompress", a dozen members of Team Petzl spent a few days in Bariloche, an ideal stop along the road back to Buenos Aires.
Petzl rep Tim Keenan reports from the Catskills Ice FestivalDespite blizzard conditions Friday, ice climbers showed up in full force Saturday and Sunday for the 15th annual Catskills Ice Fest, hosted by Alpine Endeavors and Rock and Snow.
Rock and Snow during the Catskills Ice Fest in upstate New York. Photo: © Tim Keenan
VIDEO - Sasha DiGiulian sends "Era Vella" (5.14d - 9a) in MargalefLast spring, Petzl Team member Sasha DiGiulian, became the first female to redpoint Chris Sharma’s Era Vella (9a/14d) in Margalef, Spain. Sasha is one of a handful of women in the world to climb at that grade and remains the only America woman to do so. Filmmakers Andy Mann and Keith Ladzinski were on hand to capture the process.
VIDEO - A day in the life of Team Petzl in SpainJoe Kinder is in Spain for the winter, to enjoy climbing in the sun and chilling out with friends. He was able to grab some stolen moments of what could be a day in the life of our rock climbers. A few words from Joe.
Hueco Rock Rodeo 2013 Round Up2013 marked the 20th year of the Hueco Rock Rodeo in Hueco Tanks, Texas, making this one of America's longest-running outdoor climbing competitions, according to event organizer Melissa Strong.
Jon Cardwell making quick work of Phantom Limb (V12), at the Hueco Rock Rodeo.