Petzl

Petzl

The Petzl brand originally began in the 1930s when Fernand Petzl began exploring caves with his friend Pierre Chevalier. With gear that was only designed for climbing and hiking purposes, the two soon discovered that they would need better gear for the purposes of exploring deeper caves. As a result, Petzl began to develop new equipment including nylon rope, which eventually replaced caving ladders. With this new equipment, the team was able to successfully explore the Gouffre Berger in France in 1950, marking the first 1,000 metre cave descent and establishing a world record for caving at the time...Read more

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