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Panu Lehti's picture
Aug 29th 2015
Just as Dave stated on his reply, some transceivers use a magnetic compass while searching (e.g., Mammut Pulse and Ortovox S1). It is especially important that you keep all magnetic items and your electronic devices (mobile phone, MP3 player, GPS navigator etc) away from these transceivers while searching. The Black Diamond Magnetron carabiners include a warning saying that the carabiners should be kept 50cm (20 inches) from avalanche transceivers.

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farwellchad's picture
Aug 27th 2015
Aircraft grade is commonly used

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 25th 2015
Hi Alistair, If you are just using them for racking then oval wiregate carabiners are the way forward! The symmetrical shape makes it easy for the nut sizes you don't want to slide out of the way saving you time and energy on your climb. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 25th 2015
Hi Alex, It certainly is. The Rhino was in fact made to prevent exactly the situation you describe. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 25th 2015
Hi Mikhael, If there is ever a connection that is your only lifeline, i.e when you are rappelling on an Italian hitch, you should use a locking carabiner. This could be a screwgate, magnetron, twistlock or even a twin-gate but not a snapgate. Personally, I would recommend using a large HMS carabiner with an Italian hitch. This makes it easier to see if yo have tied it correctly and also makes the rope easier to manage. Any locking carabiner would technically be safe though. Hope that helps, Dave

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Panu Lehti's picture
Aug 8th 2015
Please check out the video about how to do Alpine Clutch, and yes it would be hard to explain in words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p55ONjseyA

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