Petzl rep Tim Keenan reports from the Catskills Ice Festival
Despite 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
The 2013 catalog is here!
Download the new 2013 catalog optimized for the iPad
The new 2013 sport catalog is now available in PDF format optimized for the iPad and other tablet computers, translating to a more comfortable read, the ability to zoom in on technical drawings, product photos and action photos, as well as links to online content.
Hueco Rock Rodeo 2013 Round Up
2013 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.
Petzl rep Dave Karl reports from the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest
The biggest and longest running ice climbing festival on the East Coast once again brought together climbers, but this time it was for a 20th anniversary ice fest birthday party! Organized by Rick Wilcox's International Mountain Equipment and the International Mountain Climbing School, the event is the highlight of the year for many ice lovers.
Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the 2013 Smuggs Ice Bash
The Smugglers Notch Ice Bash was started seven years ago as a small gathering of climbers in Jeffersonville, Vermont, just north of the beautiful Smuggler’s Notch State Park. From its small grassroots start, the event has quickly grown into one of the biggest and most well-attended ice fests on the East Coast.
Ouray Ice Fest 2013 Wrap Up
It was well below freezing in the Ouray Ice Park, but in the half-warmth of the winter sun, a gloveless Jeff Mercier climbed through a section of overhanging artificial wall festooned with old-school mountaineering ice axes and dense foam blocks. He alternated between whacking the picks of his ERGO ice tools into the foam, and gently hooking and mono-pointing into the spike holes of the dangling ice axes.
Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the Adirondack International Mountainfest
The Adirondacks in the winter time are a special place, with amber ice flows mixing between the granite outcrops and cedar trees. Now in its 17th year, the Adirondack Mountainfest routinely draws huge crowds to New York's Keene Valley to try the latest in ice climbing gear and watch presentations from guest climbers. The Mountainfest, hosted by the famous local gear shop The Mountaineer, has drawn legendary climbers from around the world -- luminaries like Jeff Lowe, Alex Lowe, Steve House and Will Gadd.
IKAR CISA, international gathering for mountain rescue
The 64th congress of the International Commission for Mountain Rescue took place in Krynica, Poland, October 2-7, 2012. For the event, more than 400 mountain rescue professionals from around the world gathered to discuss and share techniques, knowledge, and equipment for improving the effectiveness of mountain rescue.
Lectures and technical workshops to enrich the profession
VIDEO – The full version of the 2012 Petzl RopeTrip film
Petzl RopeTrip’s first edition took place from October 5-7, 2012, at V.axess, Petzl’s official training center in Crolles, France. The goal of this challenge was to bring together rope access workers from around the world for a festival and the opportunity to share best practices and knowledge with peers.