Caving: adventures in KabyliaIn spring 2014, Phil Bence and his partners in adventure took off to explore two caves in the Djurdjura Range in Kabylia. This Algerian mountain range is a karst area well-known among cavers worldwide. Two of the deepest caves in Africa are located there: Anou Iflis (-1200 m) and Anou Boussouil (-805 m). The primarily mountainous topography also hosts a diverse ecosystem whose extensive biodiversity is protected by several national parks.
Caving in Papua New Guinea: Iowa 2014, between fantasy and reality"Iowa 2014" was a national expedition led by the French Caving Federation (FFS) and part of an overall effort to explore the Nakanai Mountains in Papua New Guinea. Led by a highly experienced team, cave exploration in the region's virgin equatorial forest has resulted in the discovery of several legendary deep caves and sinkholes such as Nare, Kavakuna, Minyé, Wowo, and Muruk. Back from the depths and into the daylight, Phil Bence talks about this adventure, between fantasy and reality, and how patience allowed for the discovery of new caves in the heart of the equatorial forest.
Glacial moulins: caving deep inside Switzerland's glaciersIn 2012, a team of caver-mountaineers went on a series of expeditions to the glacial moulins of the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland. Serge Caillault talks about both planning the expeditions and the magical world they discovered. A short tale that sheds a little light on the daily "grind" of this extraordinary adventure…
Expedition BU56: secret code or magic words?A secret code for the uninitiated but magic words for cavers throughout the world! BU56, aka "Sima de las Puertas de Illamina," is one of the biggest and most beautiful caves on the planet. Located in the Budoguia Mountains of Spain's Navarre region, this cave represents one of the key links within the immense PSM network (Pierre Saint Martin, which today contains 240 explored kilometers of caves). Read the expedition report as told by Phil Bence…
Petzl launches an in depth study with equipment users: participate and provide your measurements!Petzl is conducting a study in order to better adapt its products to different user body types. If you use harnesses, helmets, or head lamps, we cordially invite you to participate in this study. The results will contribute to new product development.
New 2013 sport wallpapersSeven new wallpapers inspired by our 2013 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 - Wowo, caving in Papua New GuineaWhether in France, in one’s home country, or on an expedition to a faraway land, the desire to explore remains the reason why cavers cave. Certain cavers have the privilege of discovering new terrain, to be the first to set foot in uncharted territory, to map and to name the formerly unknown. Here is a video of the Wowo expedition that took place in February 2012, in the Nakanai Mountains.
Petzl, the book!Editions Guérin has just published a novel about a company and its environment, "From the deep, the Petzl adventure."
Co-authored by Sophie Cuenot and Hervé Bodeau, this book chronicles the Petzl adventure that started almost four decades ago.
From the founders to the environment in which the company grew, from passion to products, from success to family, Petzl’s story is told through eyes of the men and women who built the company.
The 2013 catalog is here!Download the new 2013 catalog optimized for the iPad
The new 2013 sport catalog is now available in PDF format optimized for the iPad and other tablet computers, translating to a more comfortable read, the ability to zoom in on technical drawings, product photos and action photos, as well as links to online content.