Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:00

Frendo Climbing Equipment Not Meet UIAA Safety Standards

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Frendo Climbing Equipment not meet UIAA Safety Standards

The UIAA, the International Mounteneering and Climbing Federation (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme), published the following safety information:


Frendo (France) - a french manufacturer of climbing equipment - depicts the UIAA logo on its website and claims UIAA certification for its ropes, karabiners, quick draws, via ferrate, braking devices and harnesses.

Monday, 11 April 2011 00:00

Recall: Snow Anchors and Snow Pickets from Fixe Climbing

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Recall: Snow Anchors and Snow Pickets from Fixe Climbing

A production defect in certain batches of snow anchors from Fixe Climbing has been detected. This defect can seriously affect security of user.


For this reason Fixe Climbing has decided to remove from the market the products with following references and batch number:

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:00

New Data to the Survival of Avalanches

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New Data to the Survival of Avalanches -
Research Compares Survival Period of People Buried by Avalanches.

03/22/11: European academy Bolzano, Italy:
The survival period after being buried by an avalanche depends to the region. This proofs a comparing study of avalanche accidents in Switzerland and Canada for a period of 25 years. This is caused by climatic differences that impact the snow quality.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 00:00

Theft of Belays in Ropes Course Marburg

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Theft of belays in ropes course Marburg

03/22/11: Marburg, Germany:

Not even open but the aim of thieves was the ropes course in the forest of the “Dammmühle” in Wehrshausen, Marburg, Germany. Between Saturday 19th and Monday 21st of March 3 installed mechanical fall arresters with a total value of 2100€ were stolen.

District court Innsbruck: new specific division

02/24/11: Innsbruck:

The district court Innsbruck got a new specific division for the professional jurisprudence in climbing and alpine accidents.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:00

Recall: DMM Dragon Cams No. 4 + 5

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Recall: DMM Dragon Cams No. 4 & 5

Wales, England: DMM international recalls their Dragon Cams (Friends) Nr. 4&5 out of the below described series. Some items of these series appeared in the USA having cracks on the main connectors.

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00

Danger: Counterfeits of Petzl Products Appeared

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Warning of Dangerous Counterfeits of Petzl Products

02/12/12: Crolles, France:
Petzl discovered counterfeit products made in China. The following products are affected:

Saturday, 22 January 2011 00:00

Recall: Totem MT Cams (Friends)

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Recall: Totem MT cams (friends)

01/22/2011, Spain: The Spanish-bask, manufacturer Totem MT recalls all his friends sold before December 13th 2010.

New Release of Safety Readers



In 2011 there will be a new release and extension of the series: Safety readers for alpine safety, as the curatorship told us after request.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 00:00

Recall: Black Diamond AvaLung Packs

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Recall: Black Diamond AvaLung Packs

Black diamond equipment recalls some of the AvaLung backpacks worldwide, because there is a risk of breaking breathing tubes under cold temperatures. Without breathing tube the AvaLung cannot do its work to support the survival time in an avalanche.

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