ZIGZAG: standard exchange procedure

On April 25, 2013, Petzl decided to recall all ZIGZAG mechanical Prusiks.

Petzl RopeTrip 2014 - Official movie

The Petzl RopeTrip is an international event. The second RopeTrip took place in Uppsala, Sweden and involved 40 teams of rope access specialists from 20 countries. It’s all about competing, meeting others, sharing with other professionals who all have one thing in common: doing their job safely! Relive the Petzl RopeTrip experience with the official film and event photos.

Relive GrimpDay 2014: videos, photos, interviews, and results!

GrimpDay's ninth edition took place on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Namur, Belgium. Over time, the city has become the world capital for this international challenge for search and rescue in hazardous environments. This year GrimpDay, organized by the Namur Fire Department, drew more than 250 participants from the four corners of the planet. Petzl is proud to be one of GrimpDay's founding and technical partners, with the help of Alpitec, its agent in the Benelux countries.

Caving: adventures in Kabylia

In 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.

Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a successful 3rd edition!

This year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy brought together 350 participants from 17 countries! High-level athletes and regular mountain sports enthusiasts showed up to share and improve their technique during several activities and workshops organized by Arc'teryx, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, and other event partners.

Petzl RocTrip on the road, pre-registration is open!

For everyone who wants to participate in the 2014 Petzl RocTrip®, you may pre-register until August 31, 2014, for one or several base camps simply by filling out the online registration form.

Petzl RopeTrip: a resoundingly successful 2014 edition!

The second edition of the Petzl RopeTrip took place from May 29-31, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden. The event brought together more than one hundred rope access specialists from around the world to discuss their profession and to share their broad range of experience. The rope access competition was the focal point of the gathering, allowing each team of rope access specialists to demonstrate their technical skills and ability to work well together. Following a strong performance in all disciplines, the Russian team ALPEX took first place the competition.

A quick report on this fantastic adventure…

An ice and mixed climbing expedition with Philippe Batoux: "Canada Dry" on ice!

Every three years Philippe Batoux, high mountain guide and professor at ENSA (France's elite guide school), trains five young aspiring mountaineers in every alpine discipline: free and aid climbing, ice climbing, snow and mixed routes. An expedition always caps off the series of training clinics. This year, Maël Baguet, Kevin Peyre, Yoan Foulon, Eric Jamet, and Dimitry Munoz traveled with him to Canada.

Expedition report by Philippe Batoux...


Melloblocco, the world's biggest international bouldering event!

Melloblocco took place in the Val di Mello and Val Masino valleys in Italy from April 30 to May 4, 2014.

This 11th edition proved to be one of the most spectacular in the event's history, and for good reason. With an unbelievable 2600 climbers registering online, no less than 5000 people made the trip to these incredibly beautiful valleys. The "Mello-boulderers," from beginners to pros, enjoyed testing their mettle on the endless number of boulder problems in the area.

Petzl RopeTrip, new Rules: more gear and techniques allowed

The Petzl RopeTrip aims to bring together people from different countries and their varied rope access techniques. With this in mind, Petzl has altered The Rules regarding the "Conditions for access to challenges" (chapters 7 & 8) to allow each team to use their own gear and techniques.