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
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.
Work positioning lanyard: the new version of the GRILLON
The new version of the GRILLON work positioning lanyard can be used in double or single modes.
It can be adapted to address different situations encountered in the field.
Check out the video, which demonstrates the new features that make the GRILLON lanyard so versatile:
GRIMPday 2009 Video
GRIMPday 2009: Rescue professionals with no fear
GRIMPday is an international, multidisciplinary technical rope rescue competition which takes place every October in Namur. The fourth edition was a face-off between 23 teams, from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany. The participants were firefighters, soldiers, police officers, rescuers, etc.
Redwoods: The Super Trees in this month's National Geographic Magazine
This month's issue of National Geographic Magazine features an amazing feature story by Joel Bourne about the massive redwood trees in Northern California. In addition to the entralling article about these unique towering giants, there are several great videos on the web (many of which feature Petzl's tree climbing equipment), including a 'making-of' the cover shot - 84 images of a 300-foot tree stiched together.
Petzl on the Eiffel Tower
Since March, the Eiffel Tower has been undergoing a face-lift. As it does every seven years, the tower is getting repainted. Eighteen months of work are scheduled. For the painting, approximately twenty people have been working 200-300 meters above the ground: a worksite like no other, where there is no room for error.
Tactical EXO video by Military Times' GearScout
Check out this video by the guys at the Military Times of the Tactical EXO EASHOOK. South Salt Lake City Tactical Officer Steve Crandall demonstrates the use of the EXO for tactical situations. For the full article, go to the GearScout blog.