VIDEO – The full version of the 2012 Petzl RopeTrip film

Petzl 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 Krynica

The 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!

Ice climbing: events all around the world

Over the weekend of January 12-13, 2013, the promotion team and Petzl Team climbers took off to take part in multiple ice climbing events across the planet. Of note were Ice Climbing Ecrins in the Hautes-Alpes region of France, the Ouray Ice Festival and its Elite Mixed Comp in Colorado, the Ice Climbing World Cup in South Korea, and the Youth World Championships in Saas Grund, Swizterland.


The 2013 catalog is here!

Download the new 2013 catalog optimized for the iPad

The new 2013 sport catalog is now available in PDF format optimized for the iPad and other tablet computers, translating to a more comfortable read, the ability to zoom in on technical drawings, product photos and action photos, as well as links to online content.

VIDEO - Nina Caprez sends the mythic route "Silgergeier" in the Rätikon, Switzerland

Team Petzl member Nina Caprez recently achieved one of her lifelong goals by sending Silbergeier in Rätikon, Switzerland. The extremely difficult and run-out multi-pitch route required lots of dedication and drive. Here, Nina discusses the details of her project.

VIDEO - Oule Waterfall Ice Climbing (V+, 5+) by Erwan Lelann - Petzl Promotion Manager

Sometimes you find treasures right in your backyard. The excellent ice climbing conditions in the Alps last winter allowed for a rare ascent of the seldom frozen Oule Waterfall, near the Petzl Headquarters. From his office window Erwan Lelann, Petzl's Promotions Manager, had been scoping out the line as it formed. Finally on Valentine's Day 2012 he got his chance. And here's the video...

Petzl RocTrip Argentina: More photos and a Big Thanks!!

By now calm has probably returned to Piedra Parada. The 1300 climbers have left, the winds have erased the footprints and the canyons no longer echo with the jangling of gear and the shouts of "Allez!" or "Venga!" After the 2012 Petzl RocTrip that took place November 22-25, what's left?

Petzl RocTrip Argentina: video and recap of the week

Barely the Petzl RocTrip 2012 is over, we already have a video and the story of the week.


picto cameraVideo: epic moments

Petzl RocTrip Argentina: destination Piedra Parada!

The Petzl RocTrip Argentina has started from the 22nd of November 2012 and runs until the 25th. Part of the adventure of a Petzl RocTrip is getting there and this year's event is certainly the proof. After  several days of travel, climbers from all over the world have been converging on the site of Piedra Parada in the middle of the Patagonian desert.

Photo of Piedra Parada


The perfect holiday gift: a Petzl headlamp

Ice crystalsIt's that time of year: the colored lights are going up, Christmas trees are getting decorated, the kids are making their wish lists...and you are shopping for the perfect gift...