Petzl RocTrip Argentina: Results of photo contests
To 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.
RocTrip Argentina : update of informations and programA few weeks before the beginning of the RocTrip, new informations on transportation, campsite and program are available. Living on the ranch Looking at a high number of registred climbers (>1000), in order not to overcrowd the climbing sectors it will be wise to take advantage of the full day light (05H00-22H00).
Team NAO Survives 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell
The following is Stephen Meinhold's post-event wrap-up from the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, an event held yearly at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas. This unique event has teams of climbers leading as many routes as possible over the course of 24 hours. Points are awarded for clean sends only. Stephen and his partner, Brent Perkins, climbing under the name Team NAO, finished in second place. Last year, Team Petzl, with Brent and Nate Drolet, took first place.
Rocktoberfest 2012 and the historic PMRP purchase
October 5-7, 2012, Kentucky's famed Red River Gorge will again play host to the annual Rocktoberfest climbing festival and fundraiser. This year's event is special, however, as it marks the completion of the Pendergrass-Murray Recreation Preserve purchase, the largest land acquisition by a local climbing organization ever in the United States. Petzl is proud to have played a part in this precedent-setting acquisition and to once again support Rocktoberfest.
John Evans receives HERA Power of One Award
Petzl America’s Marketing Director John Evans is being honored by the HERA foundation’s Power of One award for 2012. The award recognizes one company or individual annually who has made an extraordinary contribution to HERA, a non-profit women’s cancer foundation founded by rock climber Sean Patrick.
Dave Graham In Wild Iris
Dave Graham sending Moonshine (9a/5.14d), Wild Iris, Wyoming. Photo: Jamie Emerson
I did the route on my fifth try on my second day, it was satisfying to get it done over the weekend, and not to have to make a trip back.
VIDEO – Chamje Khola – extreme first descent of a Himalayan canyon
In the spring of 2011, the Himalayan Canyon Team made a first descent of one of the highest and most committing canyons on the planet: the Chamje Khola canyon. The film, by Laurent Triay, presents an historical achievement for both canyoning as well as for mountaineering in general. A new door has just been opened into techniques for descending difficult canyons in faraway lands.
Sasha DiGiulian on college and the Arco Rock Legend award
After graduating from high school, I devoted one year to just focusing on my climbing career, simultaneously traveling the world for both international competitions and to climb outside. The year was amazing. I learned a lot, both about myself and about the world that we live in. For example, the world is huge (I’ve learned from accumulating thousands of frequent flier miles), but there are also many cultural parallels and social intersections that shrink the scope of it all. I have found these overlapping similarities most intriguing.
VIDEO - Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda are back in Céüse: bolting and extreme sport climbing
After several years of absence, Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda have returned to Ceuse on a quest for new projects. This cliff has a special significance for Chris, as it was here, more than ten years ago that he did the first ascent of the inspiring line, Biographie (5.15a). This time, at the Face de Rat, away from the summer crowds, Chris found a new line to bolt.