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Blue Ice Choucas harness advice

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Blue Ice Choucas harness advice

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30/07/2015

A user of a Blue Ice Choucas harness has reported a possible issue with the buckle releasing unintentionally. Investigation by the manufacturer is ongoing at the time of this post.
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Crampons recalled by Camp

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22/07/2015

The manufacturer Camp has recently announced recalls of some of its models of crampons. Owners of affected crampons should contact the retailer from whom they purchased the crampons.
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Revealed: the future of your climbing gear 2016

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20/07/2015

What will your climbing gear look like next year? Sarah Stirling reveals her top climbing products that will reinvent you as a lightweight, stylish climbing machine in 2016.
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More counterfeit products discovered

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29/04/2015

Following on from the discovery earlier in the year of dangerous imitation crampons, gear manufacturers have since discovered and publicised further examples of imitation and counterfeit products. How can you avoid the fakes, and what should you do if you end up buying one?
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Recall of Climbing Technology crampons

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18/02/2015

Italian climbing hardware manufacturer Climbing Technology has recently announced a precautionary recall of some of its crampon models after plastic bindings were reported to have unexpectedly failed.
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Dangerous crampons being sold online

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05/02/2015

Getting equipped to tackle the mountains in winter can seem an expensive business, with the cost of boots, axe and crampons totting up to a fair sum. It may be tempting to save money by snapping up a cheap bargain online. Be warned though, this may cost you a lot more than a pair of crampons in the long run. Read on to find out more.
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Be safer sport climbing

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28/01/2015

Sport climbing is often assumed to be safer than traditional climbing, but it's by no means risk free. Competent indoor climbers will need to learn some additional skills if they are to safely enjoy the challenge of this new environment.
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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
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Dan Middleton: testing to destruction at Kendal

23/11/2012

How strong is your climbing equipment? Witness the destruction as the BMC's Technical and Safety Officer Dan Middleton takes his sling-breaker roadshow to the Kendal Film Festival
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