VIDEO - GrimpDay 2012 - International technical rope rescue competitionThu, 05/07/2012 - 13:44 — Petzl News
GrimpDay’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.
RECALL ALERT for inspection of all our SCORPIO via ferrata lanyardsSat, 05/05/2012 - 14:50 — Petzl News
Extension of the product safety alert issued on May 13th 2011
Concerns all SCORPIO lanyards Manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137****.
The relevant product references are: L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2.
10MILA Orienteering Race 5-6 May 2012: Technical, Tough and Challenging throughout the nightThu, 03/05/2012 - 17:59 — Petzl News
The 10MILA race is one of the largest orienteering competitions in Sweden and in the world. As orienteering is a very widespread sport in Sweden, the country holds several competitions during the year, attracting orienteering clubs from all around the world. This year, the 10MILA competition takes place in Kvarn, Östergötland in the inlands of Sweden and Petzl will be there sponsoring the event and launching the new NAO headlamp.
Ice climbing: first ascent of Oule Falls in Crolles, FranceTue, 21/02/2012 - 12:51 — Petzl News
Erwan Lelann, Petzl team manager, talks about ice climbing up Oule Falls, a line that rarely forms in winter, located high above both the Gresivaudan Valley… and Petzl’s worldwide headquarters! The ascent took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Request for inspection: NEWTON harnessMon, 20/02/2012 - 17:01 — Petzl News
During a periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.
As a precautionary measure, Petzl is asking all of its customers to inspect the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point on all NEWTON harnesses.
Mountain rescue: video from the IKAR CISA 2011 ConferenceMon, 12/12/2011 - 16:07 — Petzl News
The international IKAR-CISA conference took place at the end of October in Are, Sweden. Every year this international event brings together mountain rescue teams from all over the world.
The goal of the conference is to share experiences as well as different techniques and equipment in order to improve both efficiency and safety for mountain rescue operations.