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BMC technical advice booklets

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12/10/2018

Want to know more about the equipment used for climbing and mountaineering? Our range of advice guides are full of useful information for experienced climbers and novices alike. We cover the different types and uses of equipment, the standards they must adhere to and detail essential care and maintenance tips.
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Bolts advice guides

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12/10/2018

Our bolts advice guides come in two parts. Part one is aimed at the user, in particular those who have learnt to climb indoors and are making the transition outside. Part two is an essential guide to good practice for people placing bolts, covering all of the important issues which must be addressed in order to do this competently and with the correct equipment.
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A guide to passive protection

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15/12/2017

Passive protection forms a key component in the equipment used by the traditional rock climber, the alpinist and the winter climber. If you'd like to find out more about nuts, hexentrics and the other varieties of passive protection on offer, then read on and download our free, handy guide.
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Fixe announce recall of PLX bolt hangers

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09/11/2017

On October 25th manufacturer Fixe announced a recall of PLX bolt hangers, after reports of unexpected corrosion of hangers placed in a marine environment.
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Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

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20/09/2017

It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!
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Gear warning: Totem issue recall of Basic cams

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13/09/2017

Do you own or use Totem Basic cams? If so, check to find out if any of your cams are affected by the recall issued by them on 12 September.
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Check your Friends! Wild Country issue notice for inspection

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04/04/2017

On 31 March, manufacturer Wild Country issued a voluntary notice for users to inspect Friends size 2,3 &4 purchased in 2016-7.
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Rope shear fear: could it happen to anyone?

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31/03/2017

After the unfortunate recent rope shear incident involving Michele Caminati, the BMC would like to highlight the dangers of rope failure and how everyone should be wary of it.
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DMM issue harness inspection request to users

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12/07/2016

Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, DMM are issuing the following information to users of all DMM harnesses, and asking them to carry out a visual inspection on the key structural sewing on their harnesses.
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Wild Country issue recall on 2016 Syncro harnesses

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21/06/2016

Wild Country have issued a recall of their Syncro harnesses manufactured and sold in 2016, after detecting a manufacturing defect on a small number of harnesses. If you own or use this model of harness, please read the recall notice and follow the instructions given.
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