Saturday, 5 October 2013

IRATA Training

 At Talon NDT training in Aberdeen yesterday.

This photo above shows how mountaineers set up their Jumar ( Ascender or Rope Clamp) for climbing expeditions. In the interest of saving weight (and working in cold conditions which  adds additional handling and freezing difficulties)  mountaineers often tie the rope directly into the Jumar attachment point with out using a connector such as a screw gate Karabiner. This wear point can damage the rope and consequently the rope should be  checked  constantly for wear and tear.

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