CLIMBING - EQUIPMENT
Helmet I believe should be worn at
all times when climbing outdoors, also it is good practice
when climbing indoors at climbing walls.
The helmets have made climbing safer as it offers protection
to the head in two  ways, against stonefall from
above and also head injuries from a collision with the
rock face during a fall or with the ground after a fall.
The reason why I mentioned it is good practice for the
use of the helmet indoors is for the second reason I
The helmets of today are lighter and far more comfortable
and without the strength of the helmet being sacrificed
due to modern materials being used. Most of the helmets
are made from a mixture of fiberglass and resin, some
are plastic and a few are made from carbonfibre.
the helmet, known as the cradle which the Y-shaped chin
strap is attached firmly too, at four  points, which
helps the helmet stay firmly on the head despite blows
from any direction. Also it is adjustable over a range
of head sizes with shock-absorbent foam linings. .
Always purchase an approved helmet and from specialist
outlet and compare various manufactures when trying
them on for size and fitting. Price of helmets start
from around £30.00.
purchase a secondhand helmet, it may have been involved
in some form of impact and the structure may have weaken
and always replace after a fairly severe impact.
- Climbing, Fell Walking,
Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports
and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
loss of life. Participants in these activities
should be aware of and accept these risks and
be responsible for their own involvement and
Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible.
Always seek advice and information.