Spanish laboratory certified to UIAA Safety Standards

UIAA Safety Standards are recognized around the world (Photo: Dave Custer for UIAA) AITEX (Textile Industry Research Association), a renowned centre for research, innovation and advanced technical services in Spain, is the newest test laboratory accredited to certify climbing equipment to UIAA Safety Standards. The UIAA Safety...

New UIAA standard developed for water repellant ropes

It took ten years of research and testing to develop a new water repellency standard for ropes (Photo: UIAA) A new standard for water repellent ropes has been approved by the UIAA Safety Commission after almost 10 years of research and testing. "When a rope is full of water, it...

Mammut issues precautionary recall of RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device

Editor's Note: Mammut, a UIAA Safetly Label holder issued a recall of its RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device 20 January 2014. For a list of other recalls and UIAA Safety Label holders please visit the UIAA Certified Equipment and Recall database. From the Mammut website: RescYou Crevasse Rescue...

Mammut issues recall of RescYou crevasse rescue tool

Editor's Note:  Mammut, a UIAA Safetly Label holder issued a recall of its RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device 20 January 2014. For a list of other recalls and UIAA Safety Label holders please visit the UIAA Certified Equipment and Recall database. From the Mammut website: RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device recalled by Mammut due...

Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months

Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months 25 Feb, 2013 Editor's Note:  This release contains an updated table of affected via ferrata sets dated 17 April 2013. Press Release Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months Considerable deficiencies found in many via ferrata sets 25 February 2013, BERN,...