Due to a weakening of the rope material caused by aging all AustriAlpin Via Ferrata Sets using rope-friction technology as absorbing system (brake made of metal) MUST NOT be used any further.
Production of the affected sets already stopped in 2006 respectively 2007.
AustriAlpin is constantly refining their products and has been using textile shock absorbers in all their via ferrata sets ever since.
AustriAlpin is willing to cooperate with users. for further information on procedures follow the link to "arrangements"
Do not hesitate to contact us for any question via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone +43 5225 65248.
Picture 1) Sets with rope-friction: Not to be used anymore!
Picture 2-7) recommende AustriAlpin sets
Picture 8) Important feature on how to distinguish via ferrata sets Colt and Hydra 1st from 2nd generation: via ferrata sets COLT and HYDRA from the 1st „stretch“ generation (AS90C und AS93C) that have been affected by the recall in august 2012 have black seams - COLT and HYDRA 2nd „stretch“ generation (AS90CS and AS93CS) have grey seams – please find illustration below!
In case you are still using those sets from the 1st generation we kindly ask you to send them back to AustriAlpin. After a revision they are getting returned.