VIDEO - GrimpDay 2012 - International technical rope rescue competition

GrimpDay’s 7th edition took place on May 12, 2012, in Belgium.
This international challenge brought together search and rescue teams from around the world.

One hundred and eighty search and rescue professionals (firefighters, military, police, etc.) from 30 teams met in Namur, Belgium. Each workshop focused on the specifics of search and rescue techniques in a hazardous environment. A flawlessly organized event and gorgeous weather made this edition a resounding success.

1st ULTRA TRAIL of MONT FUJI® - Japan - May 18, 2012

The long awaited first edition of the Ultra Trail race around Japan's iconic mountain is soon to start. Covering the 156 kilometers of paths with 8530 m of vertical gain is next week-end's challenge for the registered runners. This race is the first of it's kind in Asia. Over the previous years many runners from Japan participated to Ultra Trail races in Europe and America. Originally scheduled in 2011 the UTMF was cancelled because  of the tsunami disaster.

RECALL ALERT for inspection of all our SCORPIO via ferrata lanyards

The recall ended as of June 1, 2014. If you have any questions please contact your country's distributor for more information.


SCORPIO via ferrata lanyards.

10MILA Orienteering Race 5-6 May 2012: Technical, Tough and Challenging throughout the night

The 10MILA race is one of the largest orienteering competitions in Sweden and in the world. As orienteering is a very widespread sport in Sweden, the country holds several competitions during the year, attracting orienteering clubs from all around the world. This year, the 10MILA competition takes place in Kvarn, Östergötland in the inlands of Sweden and Petzl will be there sponsoring the event and launching the new NAO headlamp.

Petzl Part of Outdoor Industry Group Recognized as a "Champion of Change"

Petzl is honored to be a part of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, recently selected by the White House as a Champion of Change for Corporate Environmental Sustainability. The OIA Sustainability Working Group (OIA SWG) is a volunteer collaboration among more than 250 outdoor industry brands, retailers and suppliers working to identify and improve the environmental and social impacts of their shared global supply chains.

Patrouille des Glaciers 2012 : the race cut short by severe weather conditions

Bad weather and snow conditions only allowed parts of the Patrouille des Glacier ski mountaineering race to happen. After a week of heavy snowfall a first wind storm hit the Alps in the night of Wednesday to thursday, forcing to a stop the big race, the small race was able to start and finish without any issues. In the early hours of Saturday a sudden rise in temperatures brought the avalanche danger to high level. For safety reasons the organisation stopped the long race at Arolla and stopped and called back all the racers on the short race.


New 2012 sport wallpapers

Six new wallpapers inspired by our 2012 sport catalog are now available for download. Discover these great images along with our wallpaper gallery from the previous years on the Wallpaper pages of our website.


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:

PHOTOS - Petzl RocTrip China exclusive photo gallery

Our team of photographers on duty at the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Gétù Valley, China brought back many great shots. A few months have passed since the event, it's now time to share a new exclusive photo gallery of climbing and lifestyle photos. The long version (20 min) of the Petzl RocTrip China film will come out the first week of May... So stay tuned!

Back from the Venezuelian jungle

Sean Villanueva, Stephane Hanssens, Jean-Louis Wertz and Nicolas Favresse just came back to civilization after 38 days in the jungle. "We had a really good adventure, very different from all the other expeditions we have done in the past. The weather, the rock, the jungle, the indigenes, the animals and this incredible wall of the Tuyuren waterfall made up for some very exciting moments. We managed to put up two new free routes on the Tuyuren waterfall wall, one on the left side "Maria Rosa" and one on the right "Apichavai"".