Technical Rescue: Nighttime exercises in the French AlpsMonday, February 18, 2013, 8:30pm. In the Dévouluy Mountains of France’s Hautes-Alpes department, GMSP 05’s (Hautes-Alpes Firefighter Mountain Rescue Group) red van comes to a halt in the Pic de Bure aerial tram parking lot. On board the search and rescue team is preparing to start a winter nighttime mountain rescue exercise. The goal is simple, simulate rescuing a skier who has fallen into Rocher de Corne’s Chourum cave and then transport the victim to the parking lot where an ambulance will be waiting with medical personnel.
VIDEO – The full version of the 2012 Petzl RopeTrip filmPetzl RopeTrip’s first edition took place from October 5-7, 2012, at V.axess, Petzl’s official training center in Crolles, France. The goal of this challenge was to bring together rope access workers from around the world for a festival and the opportunity to share best practices and knowledge with peers.
VIDEO: IKAR CISA 2012 in KrynicaThe complete video from the 64th congress of the International Commission for Mountain Rescue is now available. Technical workshops, conferences, equipment demonstrations, all of the conference highlights are now on video!
IKAR CISA - international mountain rescue conference 2012The 64th congress of the International Commission for Mountain Rescue took place in Krynica, Poland, October 2-7, 2012. More than 400 mountain rescue professionals from around the world gathered at the event to discuss and share techniques, knowledge, and equipment for improving the effectiveness of mountain rescue.
Lectures and technical workshops to enrich the profession
VIDEO - Petzl RopeTrip 2012 - Epic momentsSunday October 7 at 13h25, V.axess Facility in Crolles, France. As a loud uproar of applause rises from all corners of the building, the Russian team Hyperborea Evpator from St Petersburg finishes first the final task and claims the bell trophy of the Petzl RopeTrip.
Petzl RopeTrip 2012 - Welcome to V.axess, PPE checking and trainingThe first Petzl RopeTrip is organized in our training center, next door from the headquarters. It is a great opportunity for the participants to visit the factory and to be involved in an original challenge and socialize with workers from other countries.
VIDEO - GrimpDay 2012 - International technical rope rescue competitionGrimpDay’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.