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Spring 2011

Counterfeit versions of Petzl products

For the first time Petzl have discovered identical-looking counterfeit PPE products which are marked with the Petzl logo. There is a significant risk that these counterfeit products could open or otherwise fail at low loads and under normal use. Petzl is concerned for the safety and satisfaction of all their end-users and over the past several years, Petzl has been fighting to stop the counterfeiting of their products.

Find out more about counterfeit Petzl products

Near misses on the river - rafting


Seventy-four clients from two different rafting companies started their rafting tour on the Bregenzerach in Langenegg on the 28.08.2010. By the Alberschwende HEP weir eight from the nine rafts flipped, twelve from the clients had to be rescued from the emergency services and one person was flown by helicopter to hospital.


Find out more about this incident

Swiftwater Rescue Courses in Spring

We still have spaces free on the following German language courses:

  • SRT Course (German) 19. - 21.04. 2010 - Wildalpen, Steiermark
  • SRT Course (German) 27. - 29.05. 2010 - Landeck, Tirol

For more information have a look on our website

Course Calendar

Rock Exotica Test Equipment

Rock Exotica Rescue Pulley

Rock Exotica have been manufacturing high quality climbing and rescue hardware since 1987. They have a new updated product range of their own with unique pulleys milled from solid 7075 aluminum and some great features on their karabiners.

For 2011 we will have products from Rock Exotica available on our SRT and WRT courses to test, and they are beautiful.


Read more about Rock Exotica