Petzl on the Eiffel TowerSince March, the Eiffel Tower has been undergoing a face-lift. As it does every seven years, the tower is getting repainted. Eighteen months of work are scheduled. For the painting, approximately twenty people have been working 200-300 meters above the ground: a worksite like no other, where there is no room for error.
New SEQUOIA harnessesSEQUOIA - Petzl's solution for tree care Discover the most advanced arborist saddle Petzl has ever made. The SEQUOIA is the most comfortable arborist harness Petzl has ever made. It excels for positioning and progression in all situations. The FAST quick-connect leg loop buckles make it very easy to slip on and off.
Catalog 2009 to downloadThe new 2009 Petzl Professional catalog is now available for download in the Catalog section of Petzl.com. You'll find professional products - including headlamps - and technical solutions for accessing the vertical world (difficult-to-access, tree care, rescue, etc).
Info - MYO headlamps and AA/LR6 rechargeable batteriesDue to advances in the performance characteristics of AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can in certain cases of intensive use, cause quality and safety problems with MYO-series headlamps. When the headlamp is used with AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries, if a short-circuit appears in the cable connecting the battery case to the lamp, the cable can spark, melt, or catch fire.
Lithium batteries informationLimitations on use of AA/LR6 and AAA/LR03 Lithium batteries with headlamps. This information does not apply to the e+Lite which was designed to work with CR2032 Lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries are lighter and give longer burn times at low temperature than traditional Alkaline batteries.
Due to recent advances in the performance characteristics of Lithium batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can cause the lamp to overheat and possibly damage the LEDs.
ASCENSION & BASIC: Improper loading can prevent the ascender from grabbing the ropeASCENSION [B17] / BASIC [B18]
The ASCENSION and BASIC ascenders are designed to be loaded in a direction parallel to the rope; if loaded at an angle to the rope, the cam may not correctly engage the rope and slippage can occur (See the technical notice, diagram 2).