VIDEO - GrimpDay 2012 - International technical rope rescue competition

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 lanyards

The recall ended as of June 1, 2014. If you have any questions please contact your country's distributor for more information.

Longes via ferrata Petzl Scorpio.

10MILA Orienteering Race 5-6 May 2012: Technical, Tough and Challenging throughout the night

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.

New 2012 sport wallpapers

Six new wallpapers inspired by our 2012 sport catalog are now available for download. Discover these great images along with our wallpaper gallery from the previous years on the Wallpaper pages of our website.


Ice climbing: first ascent of Oule Falls in Crolles, France

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.

Erwan Lelann.

Request for inspection: NEWTON harness

NEWTON to control. 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.

Petzl statement on a special use of the Petzl Shunt



Mountain rescue: video from the IKAR CISA 2011 Conference


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.


Have you inspected your ABSORBICA energy absorber following the May 2011 inspection procedure?

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Has your SCORPIO via ferrata lanyard been inspected following the May 2011 recall procedure?

AttentionPhoto des longes SCORPIO

Lanyards actually sold in shops are not affected by this recall.