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All the latest news about projects and events in which the Petzl Foundation is involved.


Vignette du projet Conférence sur l’avenir des hautes montagnes du monde FRANCE - The 4th SUSTAINABLE SUMMITS CONFERENCE - 06.2017

This conference is, first and foremost, an opportunity to get together, a desire to work together for our high mountains, one of the last areas on the planet where human presence is merely transient (...)

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Vignette du projet Écologie verticale FRANCE - VERTICAL ECOLOGY - 06.2017

The ‘Vertical Ecology’ project, supported by the Écrins National Park and the Alpine Ecology Laboratory, is a botanical study of the origin and evolution of plants in high mountains. (...)

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Project thumbnail : SEEKING THE LAST LOST WORLDS WORLDWIDE - SEEKING THE LAST LOST WORLDS - 06.2017

The adventurer Evrard Wendenbaum set out on a series of scientific expeditions to discover the last unexplored areas on the planet. His project called "Lost Worlds" aims to gain knowledge of the last remaining biological treasures (...)

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Vignette du projet Des sentiers rénovés pour Indian Creek UNITED STATES - RENOVATED TRAILS FOR INDIAN CREEK - 05.2017

Climbing sites in Indian Creek and Donally Canyon in Utah are among the most famous in the American West. Due to its popularity with both climbers and hikers (...)

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Vignette du projet Sauvegarder la mémoire des glaciers FRANCE - PROTECTING ICE MEMORY - 03.2017

Studying glacier ice allows us to anticipate future climate changes. However, with the glaciers retreating at such a fast rate, this scientific resource (...)


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Project thumbnail :FRANCE : HAVENS OF TRANQUILITY IN THE MOUNTAINS FRANCE - MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS FRANCE, TO PRESERVE THE MOUNTAINS - 03.2017

The Mountain Wilderness France association defends a global approach to the mountains where conservation of the natural environment and improving the economy (...)

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fondation camptocamp thumbnail FRANCE - THE NEW CAMPTOCAMP HAS ARRIVED! - 12.2016

A year and a half of work has come to fruition for the Camptocamp association as they launch a completely overhauled version of the most famous mountain sports social network. (...)

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Vignette du projet Une carte des pentes pour prévenir le risque d’avalanches FRANCE - A SLOPE GRADIENT MAP TO AVOID AVALANCHES - 12.2016

On November 3, 2016, the National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information (IGN) put online a graphical representation of the slopes over 30° covering all French mountain ranges (...)


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Vignette du projet Fit to Recover UNITED STATES - SALT LAKE CITY, A CLIMBING WALL FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY - 08.2016

Fit to Recover, Salt Lake City’s only Sober gym and community center celebrated its first birthday in January 2016, with the unveiling of its new climbing wall, (...)

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