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More counterfeit products discovered

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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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Warning as ABS airbags are recalled

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06/01/2015

Avalanche airbags are an important safety aid for ski tourers and others travelling off-piste. Bavaria based avalanche airbag manufacturer ABS has announced an immediate recall of many of these products. This follows concerns that a contamination problem with the cartridges might result in the airbag failing to function correctly.
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Report a gear failure

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11/11/2014

Have you had a piece of mountaineering or climbing equipment fail on you unexpectedly? You can send the item to the manufacturer, or alternatively you can ask the BMC to investigate.
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Mountain clothing for climbing and walking

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15/10/2014

Britain’s mountains may not be the highest or most spectacular, but they do sit in the path of the prevailing Atlantic weather systems. This can result in some seriously hostile weather! So, when venturing into the hills and mountains you should take suitable protective clothing for the conditions, which may change dramatically over the course of the day.
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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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