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.

The Petzl Foundation around the world

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Vignette du projet Recherche scientifique sur l’accidentologie des sports de montagne FRANCE - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON MOUNTAIN SPORTS ACCIDENTS

The Petzl Foundation continues to fund research into mountain sports accidents, with the University of Lyon 1. Maud Vanpoulle, a PhD student (...)

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Vignette du projet Un manuel professionnel de canyonisme FRANCE - UN MANUEL PROFESSIONNEL DE CANYONISME

En janvier 2018, l’équipe pédagogique du CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes de Vallon Pont d’Arc a publié un manuel de canyonisme pour les futurs moniteurs professionnels. (...)

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Visuel du rapoort d'activités 2018 FRANCE - ACTIVTIES REPORT 2018

Find all the projects supported by the Petzl Foundation for the year 2018

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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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Vignette du projet Conférence sur l’avenir des hautes montagnes du mondeFRANCE - The 4th SUSTAINABLE SUMMITS CONFERENCE

This conference is, first and foremost, an opportunity to get together, a desire to work together for our high mountains, one of the last areas on the planet where human presence is merely transient (...)

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Vignette du projet Accidentologie dans le couloir du Goûter FRANCE - ACCIDENTOLOGY IN THE COULOIR DU GOÛTER

From 1990 to 2017, French mountain police force registers show 347 rescue operations in the Goûter couloir, on the normal route on Mont Blanc, which resulted in 102 deaths (...)

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Vignette du projet Au chevet des grands séquoïas de Californie UNITED STATES - HOW CALIFORNIA’S GIANT SEQUOIA RESPONDS TO DRAUGHT

California recently experienced an unprecedented 5-year drought (2012-2016) that led to declining growth rates and increasing mortality levels in many trees and forests (...)

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