In April 2016, rope access specialists will descend on the Petzl Technical Institute (PTI) in Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the third edition of the Petzl RopeTrip. The April 1-4, 2016 event is as international competition and symposium where rope access specialists from around the world vie against one another in a series of challenges. Three-person teams must showcase their skill, speed and respect for safety to secure a place on the podium.
“Petzl RopeTrip attracts the world’s most prominent rope access technicians, companies and organizations and provides them with unparalleled opportunities for knowledge sharing and global networking,” said Dave Hugar, North American marketing director for Petzl.
The final competition will take place on the iconic and ultra-modern Salt Lake City Public Library building in downtown Salt Lake City. The general public is invited to attend this free event on Sunday evening, April 3rd from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
The PTI will host the 2016 Petzl RopeTrip’s first-ever symposium, two days of practical workshops and technical presentations. In 2014, Petzl opened the 15,000-square-foot technical training center at its North American headquarters to promote the proper application of technical skills. The facility features a 55-foot tall climbing wall with multi-pitch capability, more than 5,000 square feet of exposed structure climbing for tower rescue, and three classrooms capable of accommodating up to 200 people, among other features. For more information, please visit www.petzl.com/ropetrip.
Petzl RopeTrip 2016 Itinerary
Friday, April 1
Briefing, material inspection and technical verification at PTI
2016 SPRAT Annual Conference at SLC Marriott City Center Hotel
Saturday, April 2
First qualification round for the rope access challenge at PTI
Speed climbing challenge at PTI
Sunday, April 3
Second qualification round for the rope access challenge at PTI
Symposium: theoretical presentations and practical workshops at PTI
Semi-finals at the SLC Public Library (Open to public)
Finals at the SLC Public Library (Open to public)
Monday, April 4
Symposium: technical presentations and practical workshops