VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip Argentina 2012 – the official movieLocated in the heart of the Patagonian pampas, in Argentina’s Chubut province, Piedra Parada's monolith rises up from the surrounding desert. Lying just to the north, the majestic La Buitrera Canyon was home to the Petzl RocTrip in November 2012. Here is the official movie for the event.
Under the star-filled sky of Piedra Parada: guidebook excerpt and new photos!To relive the highlights of Petzl RocTrip Argentina 2012, Sam Bié and Guillaume Vallot have decided to share some of their best shots. An exclusive selection of thirty candid photos, with memorable ascents from the event, transports us to Piedra Parada's very unique setting.
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.
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 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 ParadaDamian 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.
Petzl RocTrip Argentina: destination Piedra Parada!The Petzl RocTrip Argentina has started from the 22nd of November 2012 and runs until the 25th. Part of the adventure of a Petzl RocTrip is getting there and this year's event is certainly the proof. After several days of travel, climbers from all over the world have been converging on the site of Piedra Parada in the middle of the Patagonian desert.
Petzl RocTrip Argentina: Results of photo contestsTo celebrate the ten years of Petzl RocTrips, Petzl invited climbers from many countries to have a chance to participate to this year's edition.
Photo contests to win a ticket to the Petzl RocTrip Argentina happened in nine countries with local media partners. Congratulations, Thanks to all the participants, hundreds of great quality photos were posted and the judges had a hard time determining the winners. We are looking forward hosting the winners during the RocTrip at Piedra Parada, Chubut, Argentina from November 22-25 2012.