New route on the South Face of Gaurishankar: "Voyage au bout de la peine"On October 23, 2013, French mountaineers Pierre Labbre, Mathieu Maynadier, Jérôme Parar and Mathieu Detrie established a new impressive line on the South Face of Gaurishankar called, "Voyage au bout de la peine," (in English, "Going through all the trouble"). Now back in France, they took the time to tell to us about the expedition prior to the release this winter of the film about their adventure.
Ueli Steck: historic solo of Annapurna’s South FaceA few years ago, when Ueli Steck became a member of Team Petzl, he shared with us his personal motto, "Everything I can imagine is possible." On October 10, 2013, he made mountaineering history by soloing Annapurna’s South Face in a record 28 hours. What he had imagined became a reality; an extraordinary feat indeed.
Today, Ueli Steck tells us about the ascent and shares his own personal approach to the mountains.
The Petzl Foundation Supports the Alpine Near-Miss SurveyA climber nearly rappels off the end of his rope. A crew performing a mountain rescue experiences a mainline failure, but the backup holds. A cascade of ice and rock hurtles down a couloir, just missing a climbing party…
"Peuterey Integral" by Ueli SteckThis is a description for the "Intégrale de Peuterey," the longest ridge traverse in the Alps. With 4500 meters vertical gain and an average time of 2 to 3 days to complete the climb, this adventure piqued my interest…
Narrative by Ueli Steck
Petzl Breaks Ground on New North American HeadquartersOn Friday, May 10, 2013, Petzl broke ground on their new North American sales, marketing, training, and distribution headquarters, located in West Valley City, Utah.
Petzl America President Nazz Kurth speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony in West Valley City, Utah.
"Fly'n'Roll": a non-motorized trip around the world"Fly'n'Roll" is a non-motorized trip around the world on foot, by bike, and by sailboat hitchhiking. Olivier Peyre left Grenoble in 2008. Joined later on by Nadège Perrot, they will finish their circumnavigation of the globe in 2016, completing the adventure of a lifetime.
Sam Beaugey in Antarctica: a "Train kite" expedition!This winter, Sam Beaugey and his friend François traveled to the “white continent” to attempt rock and mixed climbing first ascents on never-before-climbed summits. They completed an entirely self-sufficient 12-day traverse of the Holtanna Range via "train kite." An ingenious combination of skis and sleds propelled by kite!
Sam and François were kind enough to share a trip report of their recent adventure…