New UIAA standard developed for water repellant ropes

It took ten years of research and testing to develop a new water repellency standard for ropes (Photo: UIAA) A new standard for water repellent ropes has been approved by the UIAA Safety Commission after almost 10 years of research and testing. "When a rope is full of water, it...

Mammut issues precautionary recall of RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device

Editor's Note: Mammut, a UIAA Safetly Label holder issued a recall of its RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device 20 January 2014. For a list of other recalls and UIAA Safety Label holders please visit the UIAA Certified Equipment and Recall database. From the Mammut website: RescYou Crevasse Rescue...

Mammut issues recall of RescYou crevasse rescue tool

Editor's Note:  Mammut, a UIAA Safetly Label holder issued a recall of its RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device 20 January 2014. For a list of other recalls and UIAA Safety Label holders please visit the UIAA Certified Equipment and Recall database. From the Mammut website: RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device recalled by Mammut due...

Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months

Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months 25 Feb, 2013 Editor's Note:  This release contains an updated table of affected via ferrata sets dated 17 April 2013. Press Release Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months Considerable deficiencies found in many via ferrata sets 25 February 2013, BERN,...

Via ferrata systems and plastic chocks to be tested

The growing popularity of via ferrate among families with small children and the advent of climbing chocks made with polymers will lead to new testing and investigations by the UIAA Safety Commission (SafCom). At its annual meeting in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland in late May, the expert panel...

First braking devices receive Safety Label

Petzl’s GriGri2 and four pieces of equipment from Black Diamond have become the first braking devices to be certified by the UIAA and can now bear the UIAA Safety Label – the only certification for braking devices worldwide. The Black Diamond devices are: ATC, ATC-Guide, ATC-XP,...