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Topic - Via Ferrata lanyards - fit for purpose?

andyathome - on 13 Sep 2012
Given the recall of certain Petzl VF kits last year and the current recall of some Edelrid, Singing Rock and Wild Country VF kits AND the emergency meeting of the UIAA tech. committee last week I'm surprised not to see more discussion on UKC. The BMC has a brief news item up currently http://thebmc.co.uk/concern-over-via-ferrata-sets-prompts-emergency-uiaa-meeting
which is quite suggestive.

Perhaps we have been all kidding ourselves about the 'safeness' of VF's?

There are some videos on youtube about VF security testing that are quite chilling with regard to the impact forces and the potential damage to a body taking a fall on a VF.

Surprised that this has not become a bigger issue: we're all awaiting UIAA report?
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