/ Which Jumar - Petzl or B.D.?

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steveB - on 24 Aug 2013

Anyone got any experience of using the latest available jumars from Petzl & B.D. I'm looking to use one or the other on a forthcoming Ama Dablam trip where there'll be lots of jumaring on fixed rope but its not exactly big eall stuff. The Petzl looks lighter and simpler to use but anyone got any feedback?
Steve
chrisprescott - on 24 Aug 2013
In reply to steveB: Petzl one is pretty much standard kit, tried and tested all over the world and does what it says on the tin. I've used them for years and they've always worked how they're supposed to.
Freddie 1 - on 24 Aug 2013
In reply to steveB: it's a trip I'm seriously looking at in the next year or so. I've been reading everything on Tim mosedale's website about ama dablam and everest. he recommends petzl as BD can freeze up. you should definitely check out his website - I've found it interesting and v useful.

out of interest, who are you going with?
Rick Graham on 24 Aug 2013
In reply to chrisprescott:

Yes, Petzl are tried and tested on icy ropes.
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Hannes on 24 Aug 2013
In reply to steveB: The petzl is a far simpler construction and simple = good when high up among the frozen stuff. It is also less fiddly to use with mitts.

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