Petzl

Fernand Petzl was only 17 years old in the 1930s when he discovered his passion for caving. Along with his friend, Pierre Chevalier, Fernand Petzl became recognised as a world leading caving specialist. Thanks to their creativity and imagination, they developed the original vertical progression techniques and perfected new equipment (climbing poles, nylon ropes). They were behind many exploits and major discoveries, like the Gouffre Berger in the Vercors Massif. At the same time, they were actively involved in creating associations and institutions that oversee caving and rescue. Fernand Petzl, followed his grandfather into engineering but his one true passion was caving. In 1933, with Pierre Chevalier, he explored 17 kilometres of the Dent de Crolles network. From 1952, he headed the Gouffre Berger expedition, which in 1956 reached a depth of one thousand metres, a world record at the time. In 1933, Fernand began using his engineering skills to producing climbing tools. Petzl’s expertise stems partly from caving - the activity that defines the company’s history. The constraints encountered underground are significant; mud, sand, humidity, and absence of light. Other constraints are activity-related. While exploring a cave, it is not unusual to use fixed ropes that were first installed many years before. In 1968 the first "Petzl" products were sold. Rope clamps and descenders allowed ropes to permanently replace ladders. This new type of "single rope" technique revolutionised caving. Throughout the last 30 years, Petzl has gained a level of experience that is unanimously recognised in the field of verticality, be it underground, in the mountains or in the construction industry.

Petzl Dart Front Section - Pair
Dart Front Sections (pair, U001EA00)
£126.00
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Petzl 6mm Rad Line
Petzl 6mm Rad Line
Petzl 6mm Rad Line
£157.50
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Petzl 8003 Full-Body Harness for Adults
Petzl 8003 Full-Body Harness for Adults
Petzl 8003 Full-Body Harness for Adults
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Petzl 9.8mm Contact Wall
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Petzl Actik Core
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Petzl Actik Core (600)
£64.80
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Petzl Adze
Petzl Adze for Ergo, Nomic, Quark (U19 PAN)
£39.00
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Petzl Altitude Harness
Petzl Altitude Harness
Petzl Altitude Harness
£76.50
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Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock Karabiner
Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock Karabiner
£20.70
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Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraws
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw
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£26.00
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Petzl Ange Karabiner Large Blue
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Petzl Ange Karabiner
£14.50
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Petzl Ascension Gold (right-hand)
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Petzl Ascension
£54.00
£60.00
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Petzl Aspir Harness
Petzl Aspir Harness
£61.00
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Petzl Attache HMS Karabiner
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£15.75
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Petzl Back Flex Bail with Straps (pair, U018AA00)
Petzl Back Flex Bail with Straps (pair, U018AA00)
£38.00
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Petzl Back Levers
Petzl Back Levers (pair)
£30.00
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Petzl Bindi Emerald
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Petzl Bindi
£43.20
£48.00
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Petzl Bongo Hammer
Petzl Bongo Hammer
£63.00
£70.00
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Petzl Boreo Helmet
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Petzl Boreo Helmet
£55.80
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Petzl Caritool Small
Petzl Caritool
£8.50
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Petzl Caritool Professional Large
Petzl Caritool Professional Large
£13.45
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