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Information regarding a via ferrata accident involving a SCORPIO lanyard

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Multi-Pitch climbing: "Walou Bass" opened in Maroc

Arnaud Petit, Aymeric Clouet and Enzo Oddo, three members of Team Petzl, headed to Taghia, Maroc in April 2011 to open a new route. Arnaud tells us about his wonderful adventure sharing new experiences in this country of breathtaking landscapes.

Enzo Oddo, Arnaud Petit et Aymeric Clouet dans Walou Bass, Maroc

The next Pangaea adventure has started: destination North Pole

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, an adventure to the North Pole started for the seven young people who remained at Château d'Oex following the selection process in February. Mike Horn immediately overwhelmed the young explorers by tasking them with a very important stage of this type of expedition: taking an inventory of everything (shoes, skis, harnesses, clothing…).

Petzl RocTrip CHINA – 26-30 October 2011 – Gétû Valley

For the past 10 years, the Petzl RocTrips have been bringing together pro and amateur climbers in amazing locations. Far from the competitive side of the sport, this event allows everyone to enjoy climbing routes developed especially for the occasion. For the 2011 edition, a completely new site has been developed in the heart of China.

VIDEO - Nina Caprez sends "Ali Baba" - 250m/8a+ max

Sasha DiGiulian joins the Petzl Athlete Team, pushes standards

Sasha DiGiulien at the Red River Gorge. Photo: © Magnus MidtbøA welcome addition to the Petzl Athlete Team, 18-year-old Sasha DiGiulian has spent the first months of 2011 re-adjusting difficulty standards for women’s sport climbing. Hailing from Alexandria, VA, Sasha picked up climbing 11 years ago, after her brother’s birthday party, when she was just 7 years old.

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).

New: Wallpaper downloads

A new group of sport wallpapers has just been put online where you'll find ten of the most amazing images from the Petzl Sport catalogs.

Choose among a variety of activities and select your screen resolution to find the best!

Garrett Smith: A Purposeful Life

Petzl is very saddened to announce the passing of our good friend and colleague, Garrett Smith, who died as a result of injuries sustained in an avalanche in the Utah backcountry on Saturday, March 26th. Garrett worked at Petzl America as a Senior Customer Sales and Support representative, specializing in the Professional and International markets. He was a part of all of our lives and he always brought plentiful and positive energy to the office with him. Petzl has already received condolnces from many of the customers he worked with on a regular basis.

Garrett Smith: A Purposeful Life

Petzl is very saddened to announce the passing of our good friend and colleague, Garrett Smith, who died as a result of injuries sustained in an avalanche in the Utah backcountry on Saturday, March 26th. Garrett worked at Petzl America as a Senior Customer Sales and Support representative, specializing in the Professional and International markets. He was a part of all of our lives and he always brought plentiful and positive energy to the office with him. Petzl has already received condolnces from many of the customers he worked with on a regular basis.