Drop tests on SRT foot loop lanyard

For some time now, and for those of us sad enough, there’s been over a beer debate about what sort of lanyard should be used (if any) to connect a hand jammer to a harness in caving SRT. So, spu...

Static and Dynamic tests on Petzl Rig (by Petzl)

For those using Petzl Rigs in Tyrolleans (and other applications!) the following set of recent tests by Petzl on a range of different ropes (looks like American tests and ropes) may be of interest. Sh...

Knots

Just found this on Petzls website: https://www.petzl.com/GB/en/Sport/Knots?ActivityName=Caving  Pretty much covers the knots you’d need as a Level 1 or Level 2 Cave/Mine Leader  ...

North Wales Panel Courses; 11th-15th December 2017

This year the North Wales Cave and Mine Leader Trainer/Assessor Panel will be putting on a series of training courses and assessment opportunities for those wanting to work through the LCMLA scheme.&n...

Tyrolean Theory

4 years of work finally complete.  If you spot any typos, keep it to yourself… http://www.train4underground.co.uk/tyrolean/ ...

More bad anchors in Aberllyn

Last weekend we checked out a few suspect anchors in Aberllyn:  The anchors are not PPE anchors, but do have PPE plate hangers attached to them so it would be easy to assume they are sound. One o...