In 1930, at the age of 17 Fernand Petzl discovered caving for himself. In doing so he laid the foundation for today’s family company, Petzl, from France. What began at the end of the 1960s with self-produced products has now developed into a popular brand for climbers and Alpinists worldwide. The Petzl head torch in its different versions has now become indispensable in the mountains and is a symbol of innovation, quality and durability. There are also products such as Petzl climbing harnesses and Petzl helmets.