V.axess, the Petzl Institute, hosts French Rope Access Championships

Saturday, 19 March 2011 – since the very first hour the hall of V.axess is alive with the sound of carabiners, descenders and ascenders. In this building, Petzl welcomes the first "Championnat de France des Cordistes" (French rope access championships) organized by the Syndicat Français des Entreprises de Travaux en Hauteur (SFETH, French rope access union).

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.

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.