Counterfeit: How do you identify a genuine Petzl product?

Following the discovery of counterfeit Petzl products we have developed a decision tree to help you identify the origin of your Petzl product and what to do next.

Arborist Jared Abrojena joins the Petzl Athlete Team

Jared Abrojena
Jared Abrojena.

Petzl is pleased to welcome the world-renowned arborist Jared Abrojena to its Athlete Team.

Warning regarding the presence of counterfeit versions of Petzl products - Update

16/02/2011 - More information on counterfeit Petzl products


Mountain rescue : know-how sharing at IKAR CISA

The 62nd meeting was held in the Tatras mountains last fall gathering the mountain rescue corporations from all the Europeean countries, USA and Japan. The goal of the meeting is to share and discuss techniques, equiment and experiences in order to improve efficiency and safety during rescue operations in the mountains.


During the meeting two days of field training were proposed with simulation of rescue situations :

A Conversation with Chris Blakeley, Director of V.axess, the Petzl Institute

In early 2010, Petzl welcomed Chris Blakeley as the new director of V.axess, the Petzl Institute. V.axess is a training, information and research department of Petzl, designed to bring together the ideas and aspirations of mountain, rescue, and industry professionals to develop the vertical-access techniques of tomorrow. Blakeley brings many years of experience as an engineer, caver and climber, rope-access technician and trainer to V.axess. Blakeley will help Petzl get the most out of the innovative V.axess facility.

Grimpday: technique and show

This year, the Grimpday, organized by the fire department of Namur (Belgium) took place on June 12th.


A recognized international event, this 5th edition gathered together the best teams worldwide in the field of rope rescue in Namur. New participants took up the challenge, with a total of 28 teams representing 9 countries, and various rescue services: firemen, civil protection, para-commandos, police, etc.

European arborist championship 2010

This year the arborist championship took place on June 12 and 13 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the European Arborist Committee, in collaboration with the Czech subsidiary of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture).


Petzl America now offering Technical Workshops for industry professionals

Multi-Discipline Workshop


Petzl America is currently offering hands-on workshops designed to address the needs of professional sales and customer service representatives, specialized trainers, safety specialists and work-at-height and rescue consultants.

In these workshops, participants will gain a better understanding of rope-based system solutions and equipment performance, as well as manufacturing processes and quality controls.

Petzl Professional wallpapers

In conjunction with the publication of the new Petzl Professionnel 2010 catalog, check out these 4 new wallpapers for your computer screen: work-at-height, hands-free lighting and technical rescue.

2010 Pro Catalog available for download

The new 2010 Petzl Professionnel catalog can now be downloaded from It contains the entire line of Petzl gear for work and rescue applications: