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No Signal? Best Ways to Call for Help in the Mountains

Chances are that preparation for emergencies is part of your tour planning (if not, it definitely should be). And chances ...
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5 Fatal Rappelling Mistakes You Should Avoid

In a study published in 2012, the American Alpine Club AAC found that three reasons are responsible for almost 75% ...
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3 Great Climbing Tech Tip Sites You Shouldn’t Miss

There are climbing gear brands who produce gear. There are brands who produce great gear. And there are brands who ...
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Recent recalls

Recall of FISCHER TRAVERS CC Ski Boots

Austrian-based Fischer Sports has issued a recall for its ski boot model Travers CC. Apparently, the carbon cuff has been ...
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Recall of LA SPORTIVA Mulaz Helmet

Climbing helmets which follow the EN12492:2012 standard have to survive lots of testing before they are released for sales. These ...
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Recall of PERFECT DESCENT Auto Belay Devices

You can find them in many climbing gyms: Auto belay devices that allow you to climb toprope without the need ...
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Recall of DECATHLON OnNight 410 Headlamp

Oh boy, this week seems not to go well for Decathlon. After recalling its carabiner ROCKY and its belay device ...
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Recall of SCARPA Maestrale RS and Maestrale Ski Boots

Scarpa has issued a recall for its ski boots Scarpa Maestrale and Scarpa Maestrale RS. Affected by the recall are ...
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Recall of SIMOND Toucan Light Belay Device from DECATHLON

Decathlon is recalling its belay device "Toucan light" of its alpine brand "Simond" (product number 2575753). According to the recall ...
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Recall of SIMOND Rocky Screw Gate Carabiner from DECATHLON

Decathlon is recalling its "Rocky" screw gate carabiners of its alpine equipment brand "Simond". Possibly affected are carabiners sold between ...
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2nd Safety Alert for MAMMUT RAS & PAS Airbag System 3.0

A few weeks ago, I reminded on this blog about the earlier safety warning from Mammut on its Airbag System ...
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Safety Alert for JETFORCE Avalanche Airbags: Storage Mode Recovery

There is still plenty of snow up in the mountains. You might plan for a multiday end-of-season ski tour. And ...
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