Category Archives: Technical Advice

Tips On Safe Use Of Quickdraws When Lead Climbing

Climbing equipment is hi-tech stuff these days. It's designed to extremely high specifications due to the potential consequences of equipment failure. However, as with most things, the huge safety margins built into the equipment can soon be compromised by improper use. Here's a video clip from the DMM website demonstrating the importance of consistent use of quickdraws when lead climbing:  

New Technical Advice Section

I often get asked for advice on all sorts of issues related to outdoor activities. From how to pack a rucksack to which shaped canoe hull should someone buy, the variety is staggering. There is a wealth of information and advice on the internet about virtually anything. Sometimes, however, it's not that easy to find what you're looking for. So I've decided to start a new … Read More »