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Since 2006, the Petzl Foundation has been serving our mountain and vertical access communities that have enabled the company to grow and prosper worldwide. Our priorities are accident prevention, conservation and scientific research.

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Project thumbnail : MONT BLANC: HOW TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS IN THE GOUTER COULOIR ?FRANCE - MONT BLANC: HOW CAN WE REDUCE ACCIDENTS IN THE GOUTER COULOIR ?

From 1990 to 2011, French mountain police force registers show 291 rescue operations in the Goûter couloir, [..] which resulted in 74 deaths [..]. Presenting a strong objective danger (...)

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Vignette du projet Recherche scientifique sur l’accidentologie des sports de montagne FRANCE - FIRST ANALYSIS OF SERAC REPORTS

The SERAC database is an experience sharing system meant to collect and publish individual stories of accident and near-misses lived in the mountains (...)

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Vignette du projet Inventorier la faune dans la canopée des forêts guyanaises FRANCE - INVENTORIER LA FAUNE DANS LA CANOPÉE DES FORÊTS GUYANAISES

Les forêts tropicales anciennes sont de plus en plus fragmentées par le développement des infrastructures comme les routes, isolant les populations (...)

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Avalanche risk: preparing for an excursion with the web applications Yeti and Skitourenguru FRANCE - AVALANCHE RISK: PREPARING FOR AN EXCURSION WITH THE WEB APPLICATIONS YETI AND SKITOURENGURU

Choosing a route suited to current snow conditions is key to reducing the risk of being caught in an avalanche (...)

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Vignette du projet Un manuel professionnel de canyonisme FRANCE - A PROFESSIONAL CANYONING MANUAL

In January 2018, the pedagogical engineering team at the CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Center for Sports Science in Vallon Pont d’Arc, France, published a canyoning manual (...)

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Vignette du projet Impact des somnifères sur les alpinistes FRANCE - THE EFFECTS OF SLEEP MEDICATION ON MOUNTAINEERS

A team of researchers from HP2 laboratory, Grenoble Alpes University has studied the impact of sleep medication on the vigilance and motor agility of mountaineers when awoken (...)

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