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ProAdventure Declare a Climate Emergency

We acknowledge the Climate and Ecological and Biodiversity Emergencies.

We acknowledge current science regarding human impact on our environment. We recognise current threats to our climate and planet and wish to do as much as we can to mitigate our own impact both personally and as a business.

Our declaration process was inspired by the B-Corp Play book on declaring an climate emergency and the work of Andy Middleton of TYF.

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Get your boots ready for the 4th annual Llangollen Walking Festival

walk3bIt will soon be that time of year again when you pull on your walking boots and tramp all round Llangollen with a bunch of friendly, like-minded people.

The 2016 Walking Festival offers something for all levels of walker as the friendly guides in Llangollen and the Dee Valley in North Wales help you explore and enjoy the wonderfully historic, mythical and scenic landscape of the area. Continue reading Get your boots ready for the 4th annual Llangollen Walking Festival


All about working at height

I have spent the last couple of days at the Lyon Equipment training centre in Tebay, learning all about ropework and equipment for working at height.

During the course we looked at different systems and equipment for restraint, positioning and fall arrest for industrial rope access, tree surgery and police and military access techniques.

Theory included, the health and safety at work act, work at height regulations and the LOLER lifting regulations.

I also got to try out the ID, ASAP, Zig Zag and several other pieces of Petzl climbing, fall arrest and positioning devices.

Tree climbing equipment from Petzl
Tree climbing equipment from Petzl including the Zig-Zag mechanical prussik and Zillon positioning and restraint device.

Working at Height training mast at Lyon Equipment, Tebay

Police and Military access at height equipment from Petal

Working at height equipment
This Climber is using a Petzl iD Industrial Descender, ASAP fall arrester and a Grillon for positioning

Other elements of the course included a demonstration of breaking nylon slings without damage, with damage and with some abrasion (fluffing). Do you know which would break at the lowest load?

We will soon be able to offer our customers the full range of Lyon, Beal and Petzl work and rescue equipment for sale. Please ask for me in the shop or on the phone.