Patagonian Expedition Race: a wilderness adventure in the Southern HemisphereThere are hard races, there are wild races, and then there are hard wild races. The Patagonia Expedition Race falls most definitely into the latter category. The ultimate adventure, this race takes teams of four through the pristine wilderness of Southern Patagonia. The 11th edition started on February 12, 2013, just outside Torres del Paine National Park. As with all adventure races, the course included sections of hiking, mountain biking, and sea kayaking. Unlike other adventure races, competitors often traveled hundreds of kilometers without seeing another human being or any sign of civilization. In 2013 the winning team covered the 700 km course in eight and half days, and only three out of the eleven registered teams finished. Not just along for the ride, photographer Alexandre Buisse imbedded himself with the teams along several sections of the race in order capture the heart of the action.
The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® - youthful exuberance and sunny skies take the raceOn Friday, August 30, 2013, one hour before the UTMB started, the streets of Chamonix swarmed with spectators enthralled with the beat rhythm of the Batucada music, all the while runners remained focused as they sauntered up to the starting line. Two such completely different moods in one place are what make this world trail running gathering so magical. At 16:30 the thousands of spectators in the town center cheered ever louder to provide an encouraging send-off to the 2469 runners participating in this great loop around Mont-Blanc.
TDS 2013: photos of the raceOn Wednesday, August 28, at 07:00 in the morning, the starting gun fired in Courmayeur (Italy) for the official start of the TDS. The first of the UTMB’s three races set the pace for this 2013 edition that promises to be an exciting adventure for runners with, for the first time in awhile, fantastic weather.
Petzl, event partner, presents the first status report for the TDS prior to the highly anticipated starts of the CCC and the UTMB...
UTMB®: an imminent start for the world’s toughest trail raceThe North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc® is just around the corner. The event, which hosts four of the world’s wildest and most extreme trail running races, will take place from August 26 to September 1, 2013. For the 11th time in as many years, runners will circle the Mont-Blanc range and cross through the three countries it lies in: Switzerland, Italy, and France. People experience a real connection with the mountains during such trying races. This feeling will be even more enhanced with the establishment of a dedicated environmental services team to ensure a leave-no-trace approach to the protected natural spaces where the races take place. So venture to the Chamonix Valley to cheer on the best trail runners on the planet.
Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji®: running the second edition in reverse!A race course run in the opposite direction to keep runners healthy; an earlier date this year to protect local flora; and a gaggle of high-level runners at the starting line for this exceptional race. This year, the second edition of the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji® (UTMF®) was marked by the presence of well-known runners and once again provided more than a few unforgettable moments.
Petzl launches an in depth study with equipment users: participate and provide your measurements!Petzl is conducting a study in order to better adapt its products to different user body types. If you use harnesses, helmets, or head lamps, we cordially invite you to participate in this study. The results will contribute to new product development.
VIDEO - Kilian Jornet - Summits of my LifeKilian Jornet is superhuman. Some even call him an "ultra-human". He has won all of the major international trail running, ultra-trail, and ski-mountaineering competitions, and as of now plans to focus his time on a more personal project that combines the mountains, the great outdoors, and running.
NAO: update your headlamp with the latest version of the OS by Petzl softwareA new version of the "OS by Petzl" headlamp performance customization software has just been released. This update concerns everyone who has an NAO headlamp. The updated software will allow you to:
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.