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.

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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.

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The Hospital Bamberg is Searching for Climbers for a Qualitative Research of the Accident Risk in Sport Climbing.

11/08/12: Bamberg, Germany: The sport medical section of the hospital for orthopedic and accident surgery Bamberg is in search of sport climbers answering 4 periodical surveys regarding their accidents and injuries caused by their sport for a study with a time frame of 2 years. The hospital is asking for as many participants as possible to gain better information about injuries, causes for accidents and strategies to avoid these.

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Numbers of Accidents on Via Ferrata Increase Rapidly
Danger of Via Ferrata is Underrated

07/27/11: Salzburg, Berlin:

according with the mountain rescue Salzburg the number of accidents on via ferrata increased in 2011 significant. The mountain rescues have registered in the first 3 months of the season 2011 the same amount of accidents as in whole 2010. Diverse reasons are recognized by the rescue units.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 00:00

Less Avalanche Death in Tirol This Season

Less avalanche death in Tirol this season


04/26/11: Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria: As the avalanche warning service Tirol notifies the amount of death in avalanches has been significant reduced this season. This is caused by less snow and the early start of warm periods. Whether there were 10 to 15 avalanche victims in the past years this year it was only one.

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