The family of twelve-year-old climbing prodigy Tito Traversa, the boy who tragically died after falling 40 meters due to faulty quick draws, have filed manslaughter charges against five people:
'The owner of the company that produced the rubber keeper is charged for not including proper instructions for assembly in the packaging.
'The name of the company, based in Lombardy, Italy, was not included in La Repubblica's report. The owner of the gear shop that sold the rubber keepers is charged, though the Google translation of this Italian article provides an unclear cause. Either they were required by law to provide guidance in assemblage or they were required to ensure that the product came with adequate instructions for assembly.
'The manager of the club that organized the trip and two instructors that were on site are charged for failing to control the correct assembly of the equipment. A sixth person, a relative of the girl that lent the equipment to Tito, is still under investigation but not currently charged.'
To end on a happier note, Jack has found some great climbing video footage of Romain Degranges on Chamonix's classic climbing route 'Digital Crack'.
Manslaughter Charges After Accidental Death of Tito Traversa | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 112
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