We show the advantages and disadvantages of individual stand construction techniques and the importance of the angle of the compensation anchorage.
At the end of January, Line van den Berg from the Netherlands and Fay Manners from the UK climbed Phantom Direct in a single push in 31 hours. With this undertaking, they not only secure the first women-only ascent of the route, also known as the 'Via in memoria di Gianni Comino'. They are probably only the fourth rope team to have successfully repeated this route from 1985.
Petzl is recalling its Pirana descender due to the risk of drowning if the rope accidentally jams in the locking groove. Do not continue to use the descenders affected by this recall.
If you lose your abseiling device on the multi-pitch tour, you should know this alpine hack. We introduce you to a technique with a half-mast throw that offers more safety and, thanks to a trick, hardly ever cranks.
Peguet, a company specializing in the manufacture of quick links, Maillon Rapide, calls for a review of its 8mm models.
A few days ago, Hansjörg Auer, known among other things for his free solo ascent, published a film about his abseil action on the Achplatte in Austria. Have something a little trickier ...