Maurizio Oviglia, Italian Mountaineering Club Instructor, discusses a few basic rules that should be observed before lowering off a “French belay", consisting of two bolts and no abseil chain.
From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.
At Sappada, Northern Italy, the local mountain guides have replaced the abseil belays of more than 50 ice falls. The report by Pierpaolo Pedrini
SCARPA recalls F1 Evo and F1 Evo WMN from the market
Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview
Interview with Philippe Brass, mountain guide and expert new routes, about crag certification and classification, the responsibilities new bolters have the the training they receive. By Maurizio Oviglia
The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!
How to resole a climbing shoe, a walking boot or mountaineering boot.
In mid-February at Madesimo, Italy, the media was invited to an event aimed at educating journalists about how to promote the right mountain safety message in order to shape a mountain culture that is instrumental in preventing and reducing avalanche victims.
Some thoughts by Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla about climbing and the need to be conscious of the choices you make.
The video Avalanche emergency produced by Ortovox Safety Academy Lab for the new internet site dedicated to mountain safety.
Video tutorial that explores some common belaying mistakes.
The video by Petzl that demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice.
Ortovox: Safety recommendations avalanche airbag Tour 32+7 ABS & Tour 30+7 W ABS
The Cancer Council Australia has received a £10,000 donation from the initiative Climbers against Cancer.
Alpinism, courses, safety and fun on stunning Mont Blanc. The simple recipe of the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2013 that took place from 14 - 16 June at Chamonix to find out more about climbing and alpinism.
The film of the avalanche of snow and rocks opposite the via Ferrata de Saint Christophe en Oisans in France.
The French company Petzl has issued the following press release concerning the mechanical prusik ZIGZAG for arborists.
Official press release from Climbing Technology concering their rope friction based Via Ferrata Sets.
We have received and published the press release of the UIAA concerning the second recall in the last six months of Rope-friction Via Ferrata sets. We hope that in the near future this official press release will be translated in the languages of other countries concerned. On their websites a selection of manufacturers have already published the steps that need to be followed for the recalled products.
A sample of carabiners and quickdraws have been tested and analised by Emanuele Pellizzari at the Italian Mountaineering Club Gear and Techniques laboratory at Taggì di Sopra, Villafranca Padovana, Padova, Italy.