Video - Holtanna expedition - Aid climbing and base jumping in Antarctica

In November 2009, four adventurers and mountain professionals travelled to the Holtanna range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on this continent. With the release of the 15 minute long version of their movie, Sam Beaugey revisits this exceptional expedition.
The group was composed of:

Petzl Roctrip China : Huge thanks to the route setters

Since its creation 10 years ago, the Petzl RocTrip concept has always been driven by a desire to create a real benefit for climbers, even after the event has ended.

IFSC Bouldering Wold Cup at the Teva Mountain Games - Day 1

Day one of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup at the Teva Mountain Games is over. From a field of 83 top international climbers (36 women and 47 men), the top 40 will move on to the Semi Finals, to be held tomorrow morning.

The Bouldering Wall at the IFSC World Cup at the Teva Mountain Games. Vail, CO. Photo: © Petzl / Justin Roth

Petzl RocTrip CHINA – 26-30 October 2011 – Gétû Valley

For the past 10 years, the Petzl RocTrips have been bringing together pro and amateur climbers in amazing locations. Far from the competitive side of the sport, this event allows everyone to enjoy climbing routes developed especially for the occasion. For the 2011 edition, a completely new site has been developed in the heart of China.

The Zanskar Odyssey: High Alpine Bouldering in the Hidden Himalayas - PART 3/3

This past fall, Colorado climbers Pete Takeda, Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl and Mick Follari journeyed to that lofty crossroads where continents meet, ancient cultures mingle, and great religions clash — the kingdom of Zanskar in the Indian Himalayas. They were looking for adventure, a fresh perspective, and the most aesthetic boulders in the world's greatest mountain range. It's a postmodern blend of traditional expedition climbing and new school bouldering, it's a search for the highest hardest climbing moves in the world.

Itw: Enzo Oddo, 15 years old, first 9a+

Enzo is the youngest member of our team of climbers. The fifteen-year-old from Nice has already sent several 9a+ routes. This summer, on the 15th of August, he achieved his greatest success with the mythical "Biographie 9+" at Ceuse.


We had the opportunity to meet with Enzo and ask him a few questions about his tick of the summer.


Trad climbing meeting 2010, Valle dell’Orco

The CAAI, with the sponsorship of Club Alpino Italiano, is organising from september 19 to 25, 2010, the first Trad Climbing Meeting, international event, in Ceresole Reale, Orco valley.

Certified! Part 1: Petzl athlete Caroline George on Becoming an IFMGA Guide

Becoming a full International Federation of Mountain Guides Association-certified guide has long been a dream of mine. A few years back, I took a friend up the beautiful Forbes Arête on the Aiguille du Chardonnet in Chamonix. This friend had never climbed any mountain and I was in charge of the whole outing. I loved how taking someone up and down a mountain required so much problem solving: What time do we need to start? How do we get to the base? What are the hazards and how do I manage them? How much rope should be out on the glacier, on a steep snow section, or on a rocky ridge?

Planning a tropical climbing vacation this winter? Beware of those anchors!

Winter is basically here and it’s the time of year when people start heading off on climbing trips to warmer climes…particularly popular are those dreamy, tropical oceanside crags in Thailand, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, etc. But before you go trusting those bolts and anchors, BEWARE!

The lows and highs of becoming a guide, by Caroline George

As I flew back to Seattle from a summer of guiding in Europe in early August, I was really excited to explore a little more of the Cascades and check out some the routes we were going to do. I called my friend Willie Benegas to see what his plans were. He said he was going with Craig Luebben to climb the unfamed Torrent-Forbidden traverse in Boston Basin starting the following day. I told him I would come along. Since the weather didn't look great, I bailed on them and instead headed to Leavenworth with Forest McBrian - another guide and fellow candidate.