Posts Tagged ‘Training’

September and october… great time for a recertification or a course of rock climbing instructor.

September and october... great time for a recertification or a course of rock climbing instructor.

July 30, 2013 – We hope your summer is going well and  you are enjoying the beautiful days and your favorite activities. We hope climbing is one of them. The [...] Read more…


ÉNEQ is back…!

July 7th, 2013 – In July 2011, we announced a merger with the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). The common goal was to ensure that the ACC would become the [...] Read more…


A New National Partnership with ENEQ

The Alpine Club of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of an important collaboration with Ecole Nationale d’Escalade du Québec (ENEQ) to make UIAA-certified standards for voluntary leaders and [...] Read more…


Petzl Ice Screw Tests

With the ice climbing season coming soon (if it hasn’t started already for some ), here is a interesting video from Petzl on Ice Screw tests
Ice anchor WorkshopUploaded by [...] Read more…


WARNING, Petzl QUICKFIX is not a lanyard !

Petzl has become aware of a prohibited and dangerous use of the QUICKFIX adjustable strap.
“Reports from the field and press photos alerted us that the QUICKFIX is being used as [...] Read more…


How to Break Nylon & Dyneema® Slings

Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials with distinct strengths and weaknesses used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties of these man-made fibres [...] Read more…


Russia has its first ENEQ-certified climbing instructors

In the following report published on the UIAA website, Anna Stolbova of the Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF) describes the successful conclusion of the first ENEQ-certified course for Russian climbing instructors [...] Read more…


The Math of Rock Climbing

What’s it like to fall 40 feet down a sheer cliff face, while dangling from a rope hundreds of feet from the ground? Emory mathematician Skip Garibaldi describes his rock [...] Read more…


Daisy chain dangers

Kolin Powick, Mechanical Engineer at Black Diamond Equipment wrote an article about the dangers of using the Daisy Chain: “I see it all the time. People at the cliff with [...] Read more…