In a huge collaboration between Mountain Training, the BMC, Mountaineering Ireland, Mountaineering Scotland, NICAS and The Association of British Climbing Walls we put together a short series of LIVE informational webinars to help guide and empower the climbing wall industry in the UK. This is the second webinar that was held.

Overview of Seminar

A conversation around our Personal Protective Equipment, how to use it, how to maintain it and how to check it. This workshop was delivered by Lyon Equipment’s Mark Croxall and the BMC’s Dan Middleton. Topics:

  • Management systems, litigation and equipment checks
  • First case study – a broken rope
  • Break out room discussion: peers share their experiences of when things went wrong with customer kit
  • Interventions and the traffic light system -red, amber and green
  • 4 main issues to be aware of – old/damaged kit; fake/uncertified kit; misused/poorly fitting kit; non-climbing kit
  • 4 equipment items to focus knowledge on – harnesses, belay devices, belay karabiners and ropes