Ice crystals, a scientific itinerary into the heart of icefalls

How does the ice in icefalls form ? How does this ice react to a climber’s progression and to changing climatic conditions ? To answer these questions, in 2006 the Petzl Foundation launched a fundamental research program, in partnership with the Laboratory of Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics of Grenoble. What conclusions can we reach? See the first results on the video.


Starting the research project: 2006-2007 season

Ice Crystal: The findings of the study in 2011