Every year, Petzl receives emails and letters from customers who feel their helmets played an important role in their safety and even survival.
May 12 2015
By sharing some of these stories, we aim continue a conversation that has been going on at crags, in gyms, and on forums for years: When and where is a helmet appropriate? What is the risk/reward equation for wearing a helmet while climbing? As these stories demonstrate, helmets matter—but ultimately these are questions each user must answer for him or herself.
Climbing, mountaineering, and the activities described in these stories are inherently dangerous. You are responsible for your own actions, decisions and safety. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the risk of head injury, but does not ensure protection against all impacts.
Have your own #HelmetsMatter Story? Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.