VIDEO - Nina Caprez sends the mythic route "Silgergeier" in the Rätikon, Switzerland
Team Petzl member Nina Caprez recently achieved one of her lifelong goals by sending Silbergeier in Rätikon, Switzerland. The extremely difficult and run-out multi-pitch route required lots of dedication and drive. Here, Nina discusses the details of her project.
Petzl RocTrip Argentina: More photos and a Big Thanks!!
By now calm has probably returned to Piedra Parada. The 1300 climbers have left, the winds have erased the footprints and the canyons no longer echo with the jangling of gear and the shouts of "Allez!" or "Venga!" After the 2012 Petzl RocTrip that took place November 22-25, what's left?
Petzl RocTrip Argentina: D. Benegas on his 1993 FA of Piedra Parada
Damian Benegas, the famous Argentinian alpinist, has climbed some of the biggest mountains all over the world: in the Himalayas, South America, and Africa. Along with this twin brother, Willie, they have done numerous technical first ascents. Perhaps less well known is the fact that he was the first to summit the iconic 200-meter high Piedra Parada nearly twenty years ago via the route 'Sueno Lento", with his partner Pablo de la Fuente.
Ice climbing: events all around the world
Over the weekend of January 12-13, 2013, the promotion team and Petzl Team climbers took off to take part in multiple ice climbing events across the planet. Of note were Ice Climbing Ecrins in the Hautes-Alpes region of France, the Ouray Ice Festival and its Elite Mixed Comp in Colorado, the Ice Climbing World Cup in South Korea, and the Youth World Championships in Saas Grund, Swizterland.
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Ice climbing: first ascent of Oule Falls in Crolles, France
Erwan Lelann, Petzl team manager, talks about ice climbing up Oule Falls, a line that rarely forms in winter, located high above both the Gresivaudan Valley… and Petzl’s worldwide headquarters! The ascent took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
VIDEO - Oule Waterfall Ice Climbing (V+, 5+) by Erwan Lelann - Petzl Promotion Manager
Sometimes you find treasures right in your backyard. The excellent ice climbing conditions in the Alps last winter allowed for a rare ascent of the seldom frozen Oule Waterfall, near the Petzl Headquarters. From his office window Erwan Lelann, Petzl's Promotions Manager, had been scoping out the line as it formed. Finally on Valentine's Day 2012 he got his chance. And here's the video...
Get ready for the Ouray Ice Fest 2013
This January 11-13, climbers from around the country and world will converge at the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado to climb, participate in clinics led by some of the county's best ice climbers, demo the newest, raddest gear, and watch or participate in the mixed-climing competition. Once again, Petzl is proud to support this event, the largest ice festival in North America.