How to contribute to Arb Climber Magazine



We are always seeking original content for Arb Climber Magazine.  Rather than list areas of interest and word counts for articles, we at ACm believe that any article, product review or incident report is worth considering if you as a reader feel that it is interesting. We tend not to use Gear reviews from outside the editorial staff because we've found over the years that you need to have experience of a very wide range of like equipment in order to be able to compare. And long experience in a particular job doesn't necessarily give you that broad spectrum knowledge - some rescuers may have been operational for a few decades but still only ever used one or two items of a certain type of equipment - invariably that which is issued by the service. When we first started the magazine and offered out equipment for review to various teams and services the report invariably came back overly positive and this was often because the reviewers were a) just pleased to get hold of a new piece of kit and b)only able to compare it with the one item they'd been using for years.

If you have an idea or topic for an article that you would like to write about and are not sure if we would want it, just drop us an email with your ideas.

Ade's general guideline to authors is: 

Write with a style and content that you as a rescuer/arborist would want to  read.  Don't waffle but use enough space to get your point across. Remember that good pictures or graphics not only maintain reader interest they often illustrate points far better than words alone. If the article is 'educational' or 'instructional' make sure that there are obvious learning points or hints - something the reader can take away from the article and actually put into practice - therefore be precise in your descriptions of actions and equipment required. Finally, try not to swear too much unless discussing senor management or politicians (often indistinguishable).


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URGENT RECALL Black Diamond & DMM Carabiners


BLACK DIAMOND have announced a safety check requirement/Recall for all carabiners with a code between 4350 and 6018. The code is located along the major axis (spine). It appears to involve an incorrectly applied rivet/bolt on the gate. For very detailed instructions on what to look for go to:

There is also a Safety/Recall Notice for sewn runners which may have a faulty 'tape splice' - details can be accessed via this url:


DMM International of Wales have advised of a potential problem with the locking mechanism on ALL DMM carabiners within the serial numbers shown below. 

Affected carabiners have the following serial numbers (these run sequentially): If your carabiners meet the criteria shown in the PDF link below please carry out the user inspection detailed therein. The serial number can be found on the spine of the carabiner. 

 2014 PRODUCTION - 14138XXXXX TO 14365XXXXX 

 DMM's 2-page recall advisory is available by cutting and pasting this link:


and the RETURNS PROCEDURE is available by cutting and pasting this link:

or you can go to their website at