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EDELRID Academy

We are experts in safety. In our courses we combine theory and practice and teach the safe handling, inspection and maintenance of personal protective equipment against falls from a height.

PPE Inspection trainings
The training provides background knowledge for the competent inspection, maintenance and assessment of PPE against falls from a height. It is carried out in accordance with DGUV principle 312-906 and also fulfils the requirements for a competent person in accordance with EN 365:2004 at European level.
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Trainings Professional
Together with our EDELRID Academy partners, we offer high-quality training in the field of working in areas where there is a risk of falling through a unique combination of the expertise of the training centres and in-depth manufacturer knowledge.
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Trainings Sport
Together with our Edelrid Academy partner mountain schools, we offer high-quality training in the sport.
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Academy Partners
Together with our partners, we realise ideas that enable free movement in the vertical world.
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Knowledge Base

Expertise for the vertical world - at first hand!

We want 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 as well as our own experiences in the vertical world. 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 his/her actions.

Sharp Edges while ascending on a rope?
Does the ascending technique or the ascendingsystem have a greater influence on the resistance of a rope to sharp objects?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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