Study on the environmental impact of climbing ropes

A student from the ZHAW, in collaboration with the mountain sports supplier Mammut, is examining the ecological balance of climbing ropes. For the study, he relies on information from climbers. Your answers are asked. 10 climbing ropes will be raffled off among the participants in the survey.

The mountain sports supplier Mammut is aiming for a greenhouse gas reduction of 30% by 2030 by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the Swiss mountain sports equipment manufacturer had examined in which areas greenhouse gas emissions occur. It became clear that climbing ropes cause a significant part of the emissions in the product range.

With the support of Mammut, Sebastian Bredford, student at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, is carrying out a life cycle analysis of climbing ropes to better understand the environmental impact of climbing ropes and to evaluate reduction potential. In doing so, a holistic view of the environmental impact should be taken and, in addition to the production phase, the use and disposal phase should also be examined. 

By answering the online questionnaire you have the opportunity to support this project and to win one of 10 mammoth climbing ropes (9.5 Crag Dry Rope, 70m).

The only requirement is that you have a rope or have owned one. The survey takes around 5 minutes. The data is collected anonymously and treated confidentially.

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Credits: Mammoth

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