Petzl Spelios – to be discontinued
Petzl are discontinuing the Spelios helmet (the Elios helmet with a Duo 14 ready-mounted). We only have size 1 remaining in stock – if you are particularly attached to this helmet / lightset and see one somewhere in a shop, … Continue reading
Where our customers take their kit
These are Judy Ranelli’s Etche Canyons getting muddy at a secret location in Alabama.
Thoughts on warmwear
Just a small consideration of undersuits and general insulation, in the wake of my recent trip to Snezhnaja Cave in Abkhazia, and thinking about the differences between my trips of winter 2016 and 2017. The cave itself is a steady … Continue reading
Taking your Scurion in hand luggage – Dubai warning
Scurion have reminded us that normal IATA rules say you should be able to carry your Scurion (or any Li-ion light) in your hand luggage provided the labelling on the battery is not worn so that the security officer can’t … Continue reading
Competition – win winter training and a Petzl ice axe
Lyon Equipment have passed on to us details of this competition from the BMC, Petzl and Glenmore Lodge for the chance to win a two-day winter skills course at the Lodge, and a Summit Evo Ice Axe. The competition details … Continue reading
In Praise of Washing Up
It is strange how, as SRT cavers, we don’t look after kit. Unlike cars or washing machines or computers, it’s all pretty eighteenth-century stuff. All your jammers, descenders and harnesses need is a little, little bit of TLC. You can … Continue reading
How to get the right size gloves
Measure from the bottom of your palm to the tip of your middle finger to get your finger length in mm. Use the longest finger length to determine your size. If your finger length falls between two sizes, buy the … Continue reading
Starless River buff
Starless River now have a new Starless River buff. In case you were wondering, the model is Clive Westlake. Photo courtesy of Robbie Shone.
Petzl have issued a news release concerning two instances of failure on the rivet head on the old style Croll. This is NOT a recall and Petzl say the problem applies only when the item is used intensively in a … Continue reading
Lyon pvc suit recall
CAVING_SUIT_RECALL Click on this link to see Lyon’s recall notice.