Petzl RocTrip Argentina 2012 - The official movie

November 18 2012

Multi-pitch climbing

Located 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.

For more than a week, climbers from all over the world came together to share a common passion: climbing. Thanks to the hard work of a team of Argentinean and international route developers, La Buitrera Canyon, 5 km long with towering cliffs up to 200m high, is now one of Argentina's major climbing spots. For the tenth edition of the Petzl RocTrip, more than 1500 people climbed in the wind, dust, heat, and cold, for an unforgettable Patagonian experience!

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Present in the video

Philippe Ribière Growing up: "Day after day, I free myself from my handicap. It’s wonderful, and thanks to climbing the results have been amazing. I was born with what considered at the time Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, but today the diagnosis has changed and it is supposed to be something else, a mutated form waiting to be confirmed by official analysis. After a series of surgeries my adoptive parents encouraged me to play sports to help provide me with a sense of fulfillment. At the age of six, during a family holiday in St. Gervais, France, I discovered the joys of climbing. I was worried about the rappel, since I did not know if I was strong enough to hold the rope. My instructor added a safety rope and I launched myself into the void. I remember being panicked and happy at the same time, as well as proud that I could do the same thing as my brothers and sisters. When I reached the ground my legs were trembling and my heart was racing." Dave Graham An accomplishment : "I started climbing when I was 15 years old at an indoor wall and quickly moved on to bouldering and outdoor sport climbing. One day I counted how many climbing spots there are in the world and realized straight away how happy my life was going to be. Strangely enough, when I started I had no idea how much climbing would bring to my life. I wanted to go to university, become a hockey player and start a punk rock group. But now my climbing has become an extension of myself. Climbing enriches my life and connects me to millions of people with the same passion, spirit and determination."

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