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Archive: June 2018

Flexible and versatile: the “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” fall arrest devices
13/06/2018 SKYLOTEC, Industry

Flexible and versatile: the “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” fall arrest devices

Light yet robust, the new “Gordon” fall arrest block from SKYLOTEC can be used at great heights and individually adjusted to suit any situation. As well as the standard version for use when climbing up or down, the manufacturer of fall protection equipment also offers the “Gordon Rescue” version with integrated rescue eyelet, which means that it can also be used as a lifting device to lift or lower people. The addition of pulleys allows this fall arrest block to offer a variety of customisable configuration options, including use as a pulley system. Read more
Michael “Much” Mayr returns from Ethiopia
07/06/2018 SKYLOTEC, Sport

Michael “Much” Mayr returns from Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the cradles of modern humanity and has plenty more to offer than just history and culture. The diverse landscape of the Ethiopian Highlands, offering a wide range of rock formations, makes Ethiopia an interesting destination for climbers as well. But why choose a country where hardly any areas have yet been opened up and very little is known about the quality of the rock climbing? For SKYLOTEC athlete Michael “Much” Mayr and his climbing partner Hansjörg Auer, it was a mixture of curiosity and a thirst for adventure. The idea came about after listening to the stories of a friend, who had adopted a child from the region years ago and was always raving about the impressive sandstone mountains. Also, the climate in the Ethiopian Highlands still allows for activities in the sun in March, which can never be taken for granted in Africa – not without reason as it is home to the hottest place on the planet. Read more

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