Labor of Love : Maurice, founder of "GRIMP" search and rescue team in BelgiumMaurice Levaux, 57 years old, is head of GRIMP, the hazardous environment search and rescue group in Aywaille, Belgium ("grimpe" is another word for "climbing" in French thus the acronym). GRIMP's creation and history are closely linked to a recent event. In 1997, during a club outing at the Sy/Ourthe cliff, one of Maurice's close friends was involved in an accident.
MICRO TRAXION: very efficient ultralight progress capture pulleyThe MICRO TRAXION is an ultra-light, ultra-compact progress capture pulley that is exceptionally efficient. The cam can be locked in open position so the device can be used as a simple pulley. Works even on frozen or muddy ropes.
PIXA 3R, rechargeable multibeam headlamp with configurable performanceCompact and rechargeable, the PIXA 3R is the hands-free lighting solution designed for frequent, demanding use. The integrated rechargeable battery offers an advantage over batteries: more practical, economical and environmentally sound.
VIDEO – French Rope Access ChampionshipsMarch 19, 2011 – Petzl hosted the first French Rope Access Championships in their training and experimentation building, V.Axess. The video covers all the action and emotions of this unique day as it happened when 60 rope access professionals competed against one another for the title of French Champion as well as an award for the best team.
Soon the 2011 European Arborist ChampionshipsEach year, ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and ETCCOC (European Tree Climbing Championship Operations Committee) organize the European arborist championships. The 2011 edition will take place from June 17th to 19th in Austria, at the Vienna Prater. The objective of this competition is to gather together professional arborists who will compete in various events such as:
REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE SELF-INSPECTION for all ABSORBICA energy absorbersConcerns all ABSORBICA energy absorbers manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137****.
The relevant product references are: L57, L58, L58 MGO, L59, L59 MGO, L59 69, L70120 YG, L70150 IM, L70150 YM, L70150 I, L70150 Y, L70150 YM.