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 Ange Finesse Quickdraw Large Karabiners 17cm
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Large Karabiners
£21.99
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Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Small Karabiners
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Small Karabiners
From £21.99
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Petzl Ascension Gold (right-hand)
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Petzl Ascension
£51.00
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Petzl Basic Ascender
Petzl Basic Ascender
£47.99
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Petzl Canyon Harness
Petzl Canyon Harness
£96.00
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Petzl Corax Harness
Petzl Corax Harness
£59.00
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Petzl Crampon Bars
From £15.50
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Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit
Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit
£159.60
1 In Stock
Petzl Croll Ascender
Petzl Croll Ascender
£47.00
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Petzl Croll Ascender Large
Petzl Croll Ascender Large
£48.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Expresses
Petzl Express
From £2.25
£4.50
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Petzl Finesse Extender
Petzl Finesse Extender
£4.50
2 In Stock
Petzl Fixe Pulley
Petzl Fixe Pulley (PO5SO)
£22.00
4 In Stock
Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley
Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley (P66A)
£75.00
1 In Stock
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Petzl GriGri
£58.50
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Petzl GriGri Plus Orange
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Petzl GriGri Plus
£90.90
£101.00
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Petzl Gully Axe
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Petzl Gully
£105.30
£117.00
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Petzl Laser Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Ice Screw
£43.20
£48.00
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Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw
£53.10
£59.00
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Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screw
£63.00
£70.00
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5 In Stock
Petzl Micro-Traxion Pulley
Petzl Micro-Traxion Pulley (P53)
£73.99
3 In Stock
Petzl Mini Pulley
Petzl Mini Pulley (P59A)
£46.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Octo
Petzl Octo
£23.50
5 In Stock
Petzl Oscillante Pulley
Petzl Oscillante Pulley (P02A)
£14.80
4 In Stock

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