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 Nomic
Petzl Nomic
£217.80
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Petzl Nomic Pair
Petzl Nomic - Pair Deal!
£411.40
£484.00
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Petzl Octo
Petzl Octo
£24.50
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Petzl OK Oval Screwgate Karabiner half open
Petzl OK Oval Screwgate Karabiner
£11.99
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Petzl Oscillante Pulley
Petzl Oscillante Pulley (P02A)
£14.50
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Petzl Pandion Harness
Petzl Pandion Harness
£39.99
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Petzl Partner Pulley
Petzl Partner Pulley (P52A)
£34.00
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Petzl Picks for older axes
Petzl Petzl-Charlet Picks - older axes
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Petzl Picchu Helmet Coral Orange
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Petzl Picchu Helmet
£43.50
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Petzl Pick and Spike Protection
Petzl Pick and Spike Protection (U82003)
£9.70
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Petzl Pirana Descender
Petzl Pirana Descender
£29.99
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Petzl pre-2016 Vasak Sarken Antisnow Anti Balling Plates
Petzl pre-2016 Vasak Sarken Antisnow Anti Balling Plates (pair, T05960)
£20.00
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Petzl Pro Traxion Pulley
Petzl Pro Traxion Pulley (P51A)
£90.45
£100.50
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Petzl Pur'Dry Pick
Petzl Pur'Dry Pick (U022BA00)
£43.50
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Petzl Pur'Ice Pick
Petzl Pur'Ice Pick (U021CA00)
£43.50
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Petzl Quark
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Petzl Quark
£191.70
£213.00
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Petzl Quark Pair
Petzl Quark - Pair Deal!
£362.10
£426.00
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Petzl Rad System
Petzl Rad System
£261.00
£290.00
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Petzl Rescue Pulley
Petzl Rescue Pulley (P50A)
£47.25
£52.50
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Petzl Ride 45cm Ice Axe
Petzl Ride 45cm Axe
£74.25
£82.50
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Petzl S12 Antisnow
Petzl S12 Antisnow (pair, pc68507)
£39.99
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Petzl Scorpio Vertigo
Petzl Scorpio Vertigo Via Ferrata Kit
£78.30
£87.00
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Petzl Shunt
Petzl Shunt
£56.70
£63.00
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