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Nous souhaitons partager les connaissances que nous avons acquises en tant que pionniers du développement et de la fabrication d'équipements d'alpinisme de pointe grâce au développement de produits, à de nombreux tests en laboratoire et sur les matériaux, et à notre propre expérience de la verticale. Ce faisant, nous voulons contribuer à un monde dans lequel chaque personne qui pénètre …

Nous souhaitons partager les connaissances que nous avons acquises en tant que pionniers du développement et …

Nous souhaitons partager les connaissances que nous avons acquises en tant que pionniers du développement et de la fabrication d'équipements d'alpinisme de pointe grâce au développement de produits, à de nombreux tests en laboratoire et sur les matériaux, et à notre propre expérience de la verticale. Ce faisant, nous voulons contribuer à un monde dans lequel chaque personne qui pénètre dans l'espace vertical est consciente des conséquences sécuritaires et écologiques de ses actes.

Par notre action, nous voulons inciter les gens à repousser les limites, à rester curieux et, en même temps, à apprécier la beauté de la nature. Nos produits, qui permettent la liberté de mouvement dans le monde vertical, mais aussi nos efforts pour partager notre savoir-faire accumulé sur leur application, en sont la preuve. Notre base de connaissances offre des conseils de base et de solides connaissances de base à toute personne voyageant à la verticale.

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Professional | Sport
What do you do when you buy a new PPE product?

In this article, we show you how you should handle new PPE products and what you need to consider before using them for the first time.

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Sport | Cordes
Cut resistance of ropes

These long textile bonds we call ropes have come a long way. Probably since humans seriously started climbing their surrounding mountains ropes have been one of the most efficient ways to secure climbers from their exposure to falling.

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Sport
The standard EN 16716 for avalanche airbag systems

What do harnesses and avalanche airbag systems have in common? Presentation of the standard EN 16716 for avalanche airbag systems

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Professional
Assessing the Impact of Dynamic Loads on the EDELRID SPOC Self-Locking Pulley

Rope pulleys with integrated rope clamp developed for trailing loads and rescue applications. The EN 12278 and EN 567 standards only require static tests. But how do dynamic loads affect pulley clamps like the EDELRID SPOC?

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Sport | Cordes
Kink tests as an assessment aid for ropes

When climbing, the rope is exposed to many external influences. The kink test provides a first indication for evaluating the rope condition.

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Sport | Cordes
Knots for connecting ropes when rappelling - a comparison

There are several scenarios in which ropes need to be joined when rappelling.

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Sport | Appareils de sécurité
Semi-automatic belay devices with thumb rests and their correct base position

All sport climbing belay devices have their own and specific operation mode.

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Sport | Harnais
Elastics on harness leg loops – what they are for and how they are used and adjusted correctly

All sport climbing harnesses have elastic straps between leg loops and hip belt.

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Professional | Appareils de sécurité
Lanyards with energy absorbers: always avoid short circuiting!

Lanyards with an integrated energy absorber in accordance with EN 354 and EN 355 are the ideal instrument for many fall protection applications.

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Sport | Via ferrata
The problem of short circuiting with via ferrata sets

When traversing easy via ferrata passages, I only want to clip on one carabiner from my via ferrata set. What should I do with the other carabiner to prevent my via ferrata set from failing?

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Professional | Sport | Cordes
How to cut ropes

This Knowledge Base article explains how ropes are cut and, above all, how they can be permanently sealed to prevent them from fraying.

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Professional | Sport | Harnais | Casques | Cordes | Longes
PPE basics: do you understand PPE?

What is a CE marking? What do the UIAA standards mean? What standards and certifications are there? In this article we give an overview of the most important terms around PPE.

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Professional | Sport | Cordes
Rope basics: braiding principles

Learn about the basic details of braided ropes and appreciate this unique and beautiful craft.

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Sport | Cordes
How do twists form in ropes?

The myth buster about twists in ropes – how they arise and how they can be avoided.

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Professional | Cordes
Overview of directional anchors for the SRT and MRT

In the field of tree care, the rope climbing technique and aerial work platform are purely used to access the actual job, i.e. trimming, tending to, preserving, or felling trees. Despite this though, the rope climbing technique still has certain technical intricacies.

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Sport | Casques
Types of helmets

Different types of helmets are used in mountain sports and in work safety. They differ in their construction and function and are therefore suitable for different applications.

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Sport | Mousquetons & dégaines
Inspection, maintenance and repair of carabiners

The climbing season is over? Or you are just starting to prepare for the next adventures? There are many good reasons to check, maintain and, if necessary, repair your equipment. This also applies to hard goods such as carabiners.

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Sport
Strength reduction of textile materials by knots

Textile ropes, slings, webbing, and accessory cords are standard pieces of climbing equipment and almost always knotted when used. 

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Sport | Cordes
PPE inspection - how do I check my climbing rope?

Ropes are to be used. However, every use leaves traces on the rope. Therefore, before and after each use, the rope should be checked for possible damage. 

 

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Professional | Cordes
Static ropes - from fibre to rope

The raw materials: polyamide, polypropylene and polyester. Every rope is made up of ultra-thin filaments. 

 

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Sport | Via ferrata
In-depth knowledge about via ferrata sets

The via ferrata as an easy access to the vertical enjoys great popularity. Here, the via ferrata set serves to provide safety in the event of a fall. In the following, we will look at how a via ferrata set works and what a fall looks like in practice.

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Professional
PPE vs. oak processionary moth caterpillars

All personal protective equipment (PPE) contaminated with poisonous hair from oak processionary moth (OPM) caterpillars should be thoroughly cleaned.

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Professional | Sport
Harmful substances for ropes and slings

During storage, transport and use personal protective equipment (PPE) for fall arrest may come into contact with chemical substances.

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Professional
Fall into two parallel shock absorbers

Fall arrest systems are used in a wide variety of configurations in fall protection. One of these variants is the use of a lanyard with an integrated shock absorber.

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Professional | Sport
Marking of PPE

Equipment can be individually marked to identify the owner on equipment items or to simplify attribution to the product data-sheet. 

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Sport
Falling into self belay slings

A fall into the self belay, even a small slip at the belay, quickly has fatal consequences. But at what exact height of fall does it actually become critical? And what influence does the sling material used have?

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Sport
Belaying: passive vs. active vs. friction

One way to avoid impact injuries when falling is the technique of soft catches. The dynamics required for this can be generated by the type of belay device used or by the body of the person belaying.

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Sport | Harnais
Which climbing harness do I need?

To provide a clear overview of the different types of harness and demonstrate what the different features mean in practice, four climbers describe here what they want from their harnesses. 

 

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Sport | Cordes
Looking after your climbing rope

All EDELRID ropes meet the very highest quality and safety standards.

 

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Sport | Harnais
Types of climbing harnesses

The harness is the central piece of equipment for recreational climbing. Whether on the rock or in the hall, only with the right climbing harness and integrated into a climbing rope, one can venture into the air with a clear conscience. 

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Sport | Harnais
Which types of children's harnesses are used for climbing?

Children have a very different anatomy, center of gravity and body tension to adults, therefore, child-specific harnesses are a necessity. 

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Professional | Cordes
Dangers for climbing ropes

Make sure you know your facts. To protect your climbing rope, it's important to be aware of the potential risks. Here are some of the factors that can seriously damage a rope.

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Sport | Mousquetons & dégaines
Which types of carabiners are used for climbing?

Carabiners are used in a wide variety of situations. This is why there are so many different types available. 

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Professional | Sport | Mousquetons & dégaines
Risk and dangers while handling carabiners

Even the best carabiner can be a potential source of risk if it's not used properly. Here are the main carabiner associated risks and dangerous situations to avoid.

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Sport | Cordes
Choosing the correct rope for climbing

Today there are more different types of climbing rope than ever before. Selecting a new rope can be a daunting task. 

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We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art mountaineering equipment through product development, numerous laboratory and material tests and our own vertical experience. In doing so, we want to contribute to a world in which everyone who enters the vertical space is aware of the safety-related and ecological consequences of …

We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of …

We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art mountaineering equipment through product development, numerous laboratory and material tests and our own vertical experience. In doing so, we want to contribute to a world in which everyone who enters the vertical space is aware of the safety-related and ecological consequences of their actions.

In the way we act, we aim to inspire people to push the boundaries, to remain curious and at the same time to appreciate the beauty of nature. Not only our products, which allow the freedom of movement in the vertical world, but also our efforts to share our accumulated know-how about their application, stand for this. Our Knowledge Base offers basic tips and sound background knowledge to anyone traveling vertically.