New: Wallpaper downloads

A new group of sport wallpapers has just been put online where you'll find ten of the most amazing images from the Petzl Sport catalogs.

Choose among a variety of activities and select your screen resolution to find the best!

UTMB: the night is yours!

The 8th edition of the Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc will take place from August 24th to 29th 2010. This mythical race follows the famous hiking path that goes round the Mont-Blanc, called “Tour du Mont-Blanc”. With 166 km and 9400 meters in difference of altitude, the race will include running at night once or twice.


TIKKA² Contest - Win your weight in Petzl gear!

To celebrate the international launch of the new TIKKA² headlamps, Petzl is organizing the 'Power of Light' video and photo contest. Show us what you do with your headlamp and you could win your weight in Petzl gear!

Red Bull X-Alps: Christian Maurer crossed the Alps in 9 days!

At 11:24 the 29th of July 2009, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurer (SUI) landed in Monaco to become the 2009 Red Bull X-Alps Champion!

Christian Maurer
Christian Maurer land in Monaco, after 9 days of hiking and flying - Photo (c) RedBull Photofiles

Red Bull X-Alps 2009

Petzl is the official supplier of headlamps of the Red Bull X-Alps 2009

Redbull X-Alps
  A paraglider flies near the Eiger, third turning point of the race.
Photo: (c) Olivier Laugero / Red Bull Photofiles

Info - MYO headlamps and AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries

lampes MYODue 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.