Climbing for All: The Premiere of the New A-Class from Mercedes-Benz and the Great Program

Mercedes-Benz Berlin invite Berlin

09/12/2012, Berlin: At the weekend the 15th and 16th September 2012 is the premiere of the new A-class from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz Berlin organizes a great event and a show-program in all their centers.

In the Mercedes-Welt am Salzufer, the headquarter of Mercedes-Benz branch Berlin, you can climb at the climbing walls for free. The climbland team bring you up to your first climbing experience. The climbing walls are normaly exclusive for groups and companies. At this weekend all vistors can climb without booking. Climbing for all. Pleisure owing to the climbland safety standards.

Wild Country Is The Sixth Manufacturer That Recalls Their Via Ferrata Sets

Older tests do not identify the problem of the via ferrata sets

09/05/2012, Gwynedd, Wales, Great Britain: The welsh manufacturer of climbing gear Wild Country recalls as sixth manufacturer their via ferrata sets. Wild Country is a part of the Salewa group since 2012.

Like the awareness of other companies the problem are the elastic lanyards that may crack after heavy use if the lanyards are dirty. After new detailed testing also Wild Country came to the conclusion that their used webbing material is affected by the heavy abrasion in use of the sets.

Cause of the testing is the accident at 08/05/2012 with a rental via ferrata set from Edelrid in Tirol, Austria. The  result is the wave of testing and recalls of via ferrata sets from manufacturers of climbing gear.

The following sets are affected:

Climbing Technology Recalls Via Ferrata Sets Too

The Wave of Recalls of Faulty Via Ferrata Sets Does Not Stop

08/31/2012, Cisano Bergamasco, Italy: As the fifth manufacturer of climbing gear, the Italian company climbing technology recalls two modells of their via ferrata sets. The wave of recalls of faulty via ferrata sets does not stop. The problem is the same: the elastic lanyards of the via ferrata sets. An extended use can cause damage.


The following via ferrata sets of climbing technology are affected:

Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

A Wave of Via Ferrata Set Recalls: Current Results of Tests

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Test results of researches to failure of via ferrata sets

Different types of webbing in the production of the elastic branches of different manufacturers are probably the reason

Mammut, Salewa, Kong and Camp do not recall their sets at this time

08/30/2012 and following days, Berlin: After researches of the Swiss company Mammut AG, according to the request of climbland, the first concrete results regarding the failure of elastic via ferrata set branches of the new generation are discovered.

Edelweiss Recalls Via Ferrata Sets as Fourth Manufacturer of Climbing Gear

The elastic branches of the via ferrata sets are from the same producer as the branches of the via ferrata sets from the other manufacturers

08/28/2012, Saint Chamin, France: The French manufacturer of climbing gear Edelweiss recalls - after the recalls from Edelrid, AustriAlpin and Singing Rock - their via ferrata sets too. All recalls concern the via ferrata sets with elastic arms that have been produced in in the last years.


Allmost all manufacturers warn of the usage of sets with these special stretching branches. For information about this special problem read the recalls from Edelrid, AustriAlpin and Singing Rock.


Following via ferrata sets from Edelweiss are affected:

Singing Rock Recalls Precautionary Diverse Via Ferrata Sets Too

Elastic Arms of the Via Ferrata Sets are the Safety Problem

08/28/2012, Poniklá, Czech: After the recalls from the companies Edelrid and AustriAlpin, the Czech company Singing Rock recalls diverse via ferrata sets precautionary too. The tests have shown the same safety problem when the sets are applied to heavy and long term usage.


The elastic webbing used in the of all manufacturers recalled sets is probably of one source.


This recall is relevant to SINGING ROCK Via Ferrata Sets produced during 2010, 2011 and 2012 with the following article names:

AustriAlpin Precautionary Recalls Via Ferrata Sets Hydra and Colt

Longtime Test Showed Problems With the Stretching Arms

08/21/2012, Fulpmes, Austria: The austrian company AustriAlpin recalls their via ferrata sets Hydra and Colt. Longtime checks of both via ferrata sets showed the risk of functional failures.

Edelrid Recalls Via Ferrata Sets

Deadly accident with via ferrata set provided by a rental service causes preventive recall.

08/17/2012, Isny, Germany: After a deadly accident of a 17 year old in Austria on a via ferrata on 05th of August 2012 with a via ferrata set of the German company Edelrid, they recall their 2010, 2011 and 2012 series of diverse via ferrata sets.  Checks of the affected via ferrata set showed that with increased wear like in this special case a set of a rental service the risk of a functional failure occurs.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00

RWTH Aachen In Search Of Climbers For Scientific Survey

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Technical University Aachen In Search of Climbers For Participation in Survey

Sports medical online survey to sport climbing

12/08/15, Aachen, Berlin: The institute for work and social medicine of the RWTH Aachen (Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule) is in search of participants for several online surveys, especially sport climbers, who can participate in diverse questioning.

Salewa Recalls the Alpine Harnesses Civetta II and the Climbing Harnesses Vertigo 400 Alpindonna

Internal Tests from Salewa show defects - Retailers exchange the affected Harnesses


31.07.2012, Bolzano, Italy: The Italian company Salewa recalls the Full Body Harnesses Civetta II and the Climbing Harnesses Vertigo 400 Alpindonna. Salewa checked the load bearing capacity. Some deviations from standards were identified in a few individual harnesses during these tests. Salewa did not tell us what deviations from standards they mean.

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