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Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow climbers, alpinists, cavers, canyoneers, and others access some of the most inaccessible places, day and night.

Petzl's history of innovation includes: the first headlamp, the first sport climbing harness, the first LED headlamp, the first assisted braking belay device, the first leashless ice tool with an angled grip, the first reactive lighting headlamp.)