Young climber ascends wall on Perfect Descent Auto Belay

Perfect Descent Products

Manufacturer Spotlights
After years of collaboration, C3 Manufacturing and Aerial Adventure Technologies are going their separate ways, starting January 22, 2024. Don'...
Young climber ascends wall on Perfect Descent Auto Belay

Perfect Descent Products

Manufacturer Spotlights
After years of collaboration, C3 Manufacturing and Aerial Adventure Technologies are going their separate ways, starting January 22, 2024. Don'...
ANSI Rated Gear: What to know before you spend the dough

ANSI Rated Gear: What to know before you spend the dough

ANSI Rated Equipment
Get the lowdown on OSHA's mandates for ANSI-rated equipment in the aerial adventure sector. From mandatory usage and routine inspections to comprehensive training and stringent replacement protocols—here's your comprehensive guide. Plus, delve into the legal and financial implications of non-compliance. 
Top 6 Team Building Equipment Toolbox Picks

Top 6 Team Building Equipment Toolbox Picks

Creating dynamic environments that encourage participants to work together, share ideas, and support each other lays the foundation for a cohesive and high-performing team. Elevate your team building facilitation with our top games, equipment, and team building tools.
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Petzl Recalls TRAC CLUB Trolleys

Recalls

Petzl is recalling all TRAC CLUB trolleys model numbers P023AB00 (trolley sold individually) and P023AB01 (trolleys sold in pack of 5) due to a breakage risk of the black rear plate that could cause a fatal fall.

Modernizing the Lobster Claw

Modernizing the Lobster Claw

Aerial Adventure Tech
I hate to say it, but our beloved hand spliced lobster claws and tethers are fading out. Despite having been a staple for decades, many traditional...
Bornack SSB Tips & Tricks

Bornack SSB Tips & Tricks

Aerial Adventure Tech
Sharing our insight from thousands of hours of Bornack SSB repair and recertification, we break down tips and tricks that can help you extend the life of these critical life-safety devices and highlight some of the problem areas that may be prematurely damaging your SSB. 
Managing COVID Procedures with Papertrail

Managing COVID Procedures with Papertrail

Papertrail
In our industry, thorough inspections and documentation are key parts of managing safe operations. Having an efficient system to maintain robust re...
Make Your Next Inspection Easy with Digital Checklists from Papertrail

Make Your Next Inspection Easy with Digital Checklists from Papertrail

Inspection
It’s an essential part of any risk management program--inspections. Maybe you’re currently using paper records, or perhaps you’ve already switched ...
ISC Issues Inspection Notice for Zippey Trolleys

ISC Issues Inspection Notice for Zippey Trolleys

Inspection
ISC is requesting that all owners of the above listed items continue to conduct their regular product inspections. There has been a report, from a ...
JHA’s: Identifying and Mitigating Risk to your Aerial Adventure Staff

JHA’s: Identifying and Mitigating Risk to your Aerial Adventure Staff

ANSI Rated Equipment
Do you know what a JHA is? Well, a JHA is required by OSHA to, among other things, evaluate if your staff has the proper PPE for their job. Sound l...
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Anatomy of an Incident

Safety
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”  As far as we know, Abraham Lincoln never rode a zip li...
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Papertrail for Climbing Gyms

Inspection
Inspection Management for the 21st Century If I were to ask what equipment in your inventory was currently quarantined and the reason why, could yo...
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How to Improve Vehicle Safety at Zip Lines and Adventure Parks

Papertrail
The Hidden Hazard in Aerial Adventure Did you know that more than half of all claims in the zip line and aerial park industry come from a sector of...
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Top 5 Essential Pieces of Staff Equipment

ANSI Rated Equipment
Staff gear upgrades are front of mind for a lot of operators right now so we wanted to give an overview of essential equipment to consider. There a...
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Know These 9 Things First for OSHA Compliance in Aerial Adventure and Climbing Gyms

ANSI Rated Equipment
If you are an aerial adventure or climbing gym operator, you have likely heard rumblings about the need for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Ad...
Papertrail Q&A with Mt. Hermon Adventures

Papertrail Q&A with Mt. Hermon Adventures

Inspection
Mount Hermon Adventures is located in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains of California. This beautifully located adventure business operates a canopy ...
Powerfan Essentials: Installation Specs

Powerfan Essentials: Installation Specs

Guides
Creating unique adventures and opportunities that keep your customers excited and coming back for more is the key to a successful adventure busine...
6 Reasons Why Regular Training is So Important

6 Reasons Why Regular Training is So Important

Safety
by: AAT Guest Writer, Joel McCombs 1. Safety Safety in our industry is paramount. While accidents do happen, the vast majority can be avoide...
What Documentation Will I Need to Produce After an Incident?

What Documentation Will I Need to Produce After an Incident?

Inspection
By: Guest Writer, Cameron Annas After an incident, and especially after an attorney is involved, you are going to be asked to produce the following...
Save Money and Gain Efficiency with Papertrail

Save Money and Gain Efficiency with Papertrail

Inspection
"How much does it cost?"  The first question any smart business person asks, and rightly so.  With software that makes your booking, membership, or...