For thirty years Petzl’s mission has remained constant: To offer people practical solutions that maximize their safety and mobility in the vertical world.
Our three areas of expertise:
- vertical sports: equipment for mountaineering, rock climbing, canyoning, ice climbing, caving, etc.
- lwork at height and rescue: solutions for progression and safety in difficult-access worksites and in technical rescue ;
- headlamps that provide hands-free lighting.
"The family company originated with my father,
Fernand Petzl, and his passion for caving. One of
the leading experts of his generation, he spent his life experimenting with new vertical progression techniques and invented equipment that radically changed the status quo.
The Petzl company quickly applied these underground tools and solutions to other vertical
environments: to the mountains first - rock climbing and mountaineering - and then to the professional sector, with work and rescue at height.
While closely involved with outdoor sports enthusiasts and professionals, we remain true to our core values and ways: listening to and valuing our customers, taking innovative and practical approaches and demanding the highest quality."
Paul Petzl [Founder, President]