Technical Headlamps for Night Adventures
PETZL started off as a caving company and now caters to a variety of outdoor activities. Their main goal is to provide products and solutions that allow outdoor enthusiasts to adventure to access some of the most inaccessible places both during the day and the night. Fernand Petzl and his friend Pierre Chevalier began with producing equipment for themselves and their friends such as ropes and headlamps so that they could explore the underground galleries of the Dent de Crolles. Together, Fernand and his friend Pierre beat a new world records for exploring below 600 meters. During their explorations, the two were able to develop their own techniques which progressed their exploration. Thanks to Fernand’s explorations, he was able to develop his ideas and techniques and produce products such as ropes for ascending and descending which would replace ladders. Later in the 1970’s the first PETZL headlamp was produced.