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Sébastien Chaigneau and Fernanda Maciel win the The North Face TransGranCanaria 2012 ultra-trail

Sebastien Chaigneau. The first ultra of the season, The North Face TransGranCanaria, is a good warm up for runners who compete all year long on the ultra-marathon circuit. This race, which covers 123km and 5500m vertical gain, runs from north to south across the largest island of the archipelago.

Petzl Athlete News Round-up - Feb. 2012

As usual, the Petzl Athlete Team has been making quite a few headlines lately. Below is a brief round-up. Of course, there is much more news from all of our athletes, but these are just some of the recent highlights. Stay tuned for more...

We Want to Hear Your Helmet Stories

Tales From the Edge - Helmet Close Calls is a new page on petzl.com, created to showcase stories from users who have taken some serious hits to their helmets.

Ice climbing: first ascent of Oule Falls in Crolles, France

Erwan Lelann, Petzl team manager, talks about ice climbing up Oule Falls, a line that rarely forms in winter, located high above both the Gresivaudan Valley… and Petzl’s worldwide headquarters! The ascent took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Erwan Lelann.

Request for inspection: NEWTON harness

NEWTON to control. During a periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.

As a precautionary measure, Petzl is asking all of its customers to inspect the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point on all NEWTON harnesses.

Daniel Woods on his new problem, Mirror Reality

I first got word from Dave Graham in May of 2011 of a potential new project in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The climb is located a few hundred feet past the Moraine Park turnoff, on the right hand side of the road. An obvious landmark to look for is the raging river filled with house sized boulders, running underneath the road bridge. You park in a pull out just past the bridge on the right and run a few hundred feet up the hillside into the woods.

Petzl statement on a special use of the Petzl Shunt

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VIDEO - Caving in the Gouffre Berger

Team Petzl retraces the steps of the first explorers (Joe Berger, Fernand Petzl, Jean Lavigne, Georges Garby, Pierre Chevalier...). Thanks to extraordinary images from the film “Siphon-1122” (directed by Georges Marry in 1962 and produced by Jack Lesage) relive the intensity of the first descent in this now well-known, must see cave.

Petzl America's stance on SOPA and Protect IP

On December 21, 2011, Petzl America became aware of our presence on a list of companies purportedly supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA; H.R. 3261). However, Petzl America does not and has never supported SOPA or the related senate bill known as the Protect IP Act

Petzl America's stance on SOPA and Protect IP

On December 21, 2011, Petzl America became aware of our presence on a list of companies purportedly supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA; H.R. 3261). However, Petzl America does not and has never supported SOPA or the related senate bill known as the Protect IP Act