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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.

Sport | Helmets
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 | Carabiners & Co
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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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 | 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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Sport | Ropes
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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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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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 | Ropes
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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