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Via Ferrata Lanyards & Harnesses

Helmets, harnesses and the specialised cowstails required to make this excellent 'expedition down time' activity, safe!

Petzl Scorpio set 
£74.00

Petzl Scorpio set

Petzl Scorpio Vertigo set. The Scorpio with two Petzl Vertigo karabiners; these alloy quick connects are designed specifically for via ferrata use, and very effective. Add a harness and helmet (plus sunshine and via ferrata) for hours of strenuous fun!
Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrata Lanyard 
£52.00

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrata Lanyard

Petzl Scorpio lanyard for via ferrata. Basically, hi - tech cowstails to deal with the high fall-factors that can be generated by long falls down fixed vertical wires (or ropes). Tied rope cowstails for caving will *not* cope with this! This small, neat and very easy-to-use set consists of a 'one use' tear apart shock absorber, one short lanyard (for resting, on rungs or similar) plus two longer tape lanyards to make the clips on the wire. These are elasticated to facilitate long reaches, while preventing them from getting in the way, or catching up, at other times. Two points: i. This is a one fall item... if you expect to fall repeatedly (you shouldn't!) then you may be better off with the Zyper Y; not so neat or user friendly, but re-usable without significant work. ii. In actual fact, falling on via ferrata is *really rare* and generally you don't need to worry about "what if I fall once, in the middle of a route?" It sounds brutal, but if you fall hard enough for a via ferrata...
Petzl Vertigo karabiner 
£15.50

Petzl Vertigo karabiner

Petzl Vertigo karabiner for via ferrata. Big alloy krab with a wide gate opening to allow large wires to be clipped easily. The locking mechanism is a major safety asset in big sliding falls, where karabiners can easily be knocked open by impacts against rock, stemples and suchlike. The lock is easily opened one handed, and engages automatically (but visually check it anyway!). You could also put these karabiners on your caving cowstails; although you'll want to keep them grit free to keep that mechanism smooth. Three will cover the Scorpio lanyard, two for the Zyper Y. If you are buying the lanyard and krabs together, get a discount by buying the set!
Via Ferratas of The French Alps 
£17.00

Via Ferratas of The French Alps

Via Ferratas of The French Alps by Richard Miller. A new for 2014 guidebook to sixty-six routes in areas as diverse as Geneva, Grenoble, Briancon and the Vanoise. The book contains a wide variety of routes from easy to really-quite-tough. The Via Ferrata Guide is in standard guidebook format, essentially pocket sized with a durable soft cover. It is illustrated with colour photographs and maps and has 352 pages. Published by Cicerone. A different sort of challenge for cavers venturing over the Channel!



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